on Republic of Guinea
Guinea’s trade policy is now aimed at increasing the contribution that
trade makes to economic growth by diversifying and boosting exports,
especially those of the agricultural, fisheries and non-mining sectors
The report notes that good governance, diversification of exports from
dependence on minerals and fiscal reform are among the main challenges
for the Republic of Guinea to emerge from its economic crisis and
successfully reduce poverty.
Guinea, a Least Developed Country (LDC), has not attracted interest from
foreign and domestic investors with the exception of the mining sector,
in part due to a weak legal and regulatory framework for private
transactions, and also to the poor quality of public services and
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.
- Secretariat report
> Contents and summary observations (13 pages,
> Economic environment (10 pages,
> Legal and institutional framework of
the foreign trade and investment regimes (16 pages,
> Trade policy by measure
(27 pages, 484KB)
> Trade policy by sector
(23 pages, 241KB)
> Appendix tables (9 pages,
- Government report (30 pages,
- Revisions of the above documents may be issued approximately
2 weeks after the meeting.
- Chairperson's concluding remarks
of the meeting are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
- Questions and answers by WTO Members are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
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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
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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Bolivia: 1 and 3 November 2005
Romania: 28 and 30 November 2005