The authorities are committed to trade liberalization as a means to
secure the foundations for sustainable economic growth and poverty
reduction, although effective production in various sectors still
remains mainly through tariff escalation. Oil and diamonds dominate the
The report suggests that to consolidate recent improvements in
macroeconomic performance, Angola needs to redevelop sectors other than
the traditional oil and diamonds, and intensify the diversification of
production and trade as well as rehabilitate the domestic
infrastructure. Continued help in efforts for landmine clearance in
conflict areas and providing urgent technical assistance would also help
in the stabilization and development efforts.
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 (13 pages,
> Trade and investment regimes (18 pages,
> Trade policies and practices by measure
(27 pages, 443KB)
> Trade policies by sector
(34 pages, 275KB)
> Appendix tables (18 pages,
- Government report (23 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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Djibouti: 27 February and 1 March 2006
United States: 22 and 24 March 2006
China: 19 and 21 April 2006