A report on the trade policies and practices of Canada, released March
14 by the WTO Secretariat, says that the country’s sound economic
policies and an outward-looking trade regime have allowed Canada to
maintain economic growth in the face of the global economic slowdown
in particular in the United States, Canada’s main trading partner.
the report also notes that, although change is under way, a number of
activities remain subject to interventions and possible distortions,
notably agriculture, textiles and clothing, steel, telecommunications,
audiovisual, air and maritime transport, and insurance.
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Policy Reviews are an exercise, mandated in the WTO agreements, in
which member countries’ trade and related policies are examined and
evaluated at regular intervals. Significant developments that may have
an impact on the global trading system are also monitored. For each
review, two documents are prepared: a policy statement by the
government of the member under review, and a detailed report written
independently by the WTO Secretariat. These two documents are then
discussed by the WTO’s full membership in the Trade Policy Review
Body (TPRB). These documents and the proceedings of the TPRB’s
meetings are published shortly afterwards.
copies of previous TPR publications are available for sale from the
WTO Secretariat, Centre William Rappard, 154 rue de Lausanne, 1211
Genève 21 and through the on-line
TPR publications are also available from our co-publisher Bernan Press, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391, United States.
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2, 4 April 2003
Southern African Customs Union (SACU): 23, 25 April 2003
New Zealand: 12, 14 May 2003