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PRESS RELEASE: PRESS/TPRB/267
3 and 5 July 2006

TRADE POLICY REVIEW: TOGO

Socio-political stability and ambitious reforms could improve economic performance

Socio-political stability, ambitious reforms, and intensification of multilateral commitments on trade in goods and services could create a business friendly climate in Togo and make its trade regime more transparent, more credible and more predictable, according to a WTO Secretariat report on the trade policies and practices of Togo.

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Such reforms would consolidate the current macro economic situation and stimulate much needed private investment now almost absent because of, inter alia, the socio-political instability in Togo and its poor macroeconomic performance. The report notes that such efforts would be supported by the international community through enhanced market access for Togo’s goods and services, and favourable response to its technical assistance needs.

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Nicaragua : 24 and 26 July 2006
Bangladesh : 13 and 15 September 2006
Congo : 27 and 29 September 2006