The Government's adoption of policies and strategies to ensure sustainability of growth have strengthened the Malaysian economy and its resilience to external shocks, although in the medium term it remains vulnerable to the industrial countries' business cycle.
Malaysia faces important challenges, according to the report, and import competition may be expected to intensify as domestic barriers are dismantled. In response, Malaysia is focusing on higher value-added exports and encouraging services exports. Developments in the period under review demonstrate the Government's commitment to moving from an input-driven economy to a knowledge and productivity-driven economy in order to generate sustainable economic growth and maintain competitiveness.
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 (12 pages,
> Economic environment (15 pages,
> Trade policy regime: framework
and objectives (17 pages,
> Trade policies and practices by measure
(41 pages, 593KB)
> Trade policies by sector
(37 pages, 740KB)
> Appendix tables (17 pages,
- Government report (11 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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Israel: 1 and 3 February 2006
Angola: 14 and 16 February 2006
Djibouti: 27 February and 1 March 2006