Djibouti’s capacity to attract foreign direct investment is still
limited by several factors, including weaknesses in the legal and
judiciary systems, lack of transparency in the taxation system, weak
infrastructural facilities, and delayed implementation of policies.
The report calls for structural and taxation reforms, and the
strengthening of Djibouti’s multilateral commitments, mainly on
services, to make its trade regime more predictable and credible; such
reforms would help to attract the foreign investment needed to diversify
the economy. The international community could contribute to the success
of the reforms by according special attention to Djibouti’s technical
assistance needs, according to the report.
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 (8 pages,
> Economic environment (9 pages,
> Trade and investment regimes (16 pages,
> Trade policies and practices by measure
> Trade policies by sector
> Appendix tables (7 pages,
- Government report (21 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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United States: 22 and 24 March 2006
China: 19 and 21 April 2006
United Arab Emirates: 24 and 26 April 2006