Since its economy is dominated by services, a sector accounting for
two thirds of its GDP, Jordan would benefit from further opening key
service subsectors and by streamlining its business environment that
remains somewhat inhibited by administrative hurdles, limitations on
foreign participation in certain activities and costly transport
infrastructure and utilities.
Jordan would also gain from further dismantling of its tariff and
non-tariff barriers to trade, and simplification of its complex
incentives regime in which five schemes overlap.
The WTO report, along with a policy statement by the Government of
Jordan, will be the basis for the first TPR of Jordan by the Trade
Policy Review Body of the WTO on 10 and 12 November 2008.
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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Dominican Republic: 24 and 26 November 2008
Liechtenstein and Switzerland: 15 and 17 December 2008
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