The report notes the need for Chad to diversify its economic base to
ensure wide redistribution of the oil gains and thus a reduction of
poverty. This diversification requires a reform of the business
environment, including the simplification of restrictive administrative
requirements and an overhaul of the present system of heavy taxation for
imports and exports.
The report calls for renewed assistance for Chad from its trading
partners and stresses that the rapid introduction of trade reforms and
the pursuit of structural reforms would create an environment that is
both favourable for business and better capable of attracting the
capital that Chad so badly needs.
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.
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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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Japan: 31 January and 2
Argentina: 12 and 14 February 2007
European Communities: 26 and 28 February 2007
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