The report notes that structural
problems, including administrative hurdles and supply-side constraints like the
high price and inefficient supply of utilities by state-owned companies
operating under monopoly, still inhibit the business environment and
competitiveness. It also calls for a continuation of reforms to address the
The transparency and predictability of Mozambique’s trade regime would be
enhanced by broadening the scope of its multilateral commitments, reducing bound
rates, and displaying further efforts to meet notification requirements. Further
development of the services sector, to achieve an improved and efficient supply
of services, is also necessary since this is a leading sector of the economy
accounting for 55% of GDP.
The WTO report, along with a policy statement by the Government of
Mozambique, will be the basis for the Trade Policy Review of Mozambique
by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 22 and 24 April 2009.
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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Solomon Islands: 6 and 8 May
New Zealand: 10 and 12 June 2009
Morocco: 24 and 26 June 2009
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.
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