The report says that continued structural reforms, including
privatization, and further tariff reductions in agriculture would
contribute to better resource allocation in the Norwegian economy. Also,
improvements of Norway’s multilateral commitments, both on goods and
services, would increase the predictability of the trade regime.
The WTO report, along with a policy statement by the Government of
Norway, will be the basis for the fourth Trade Policy Review (TPR) of
Norway by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 11 and 13 October
The WTO report, along with a policy
statement by the Government, will be the basis for the Trade Policy
Review (TPR) by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
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Trade 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.
Schedule of forthcoming reviews
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European Union : 25 and
27 October 2004
Jamaica : 8 and 10 November 2004
Brazil : 29 November and 1 December 2004