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.
Economic growth has been modest, and is
underpinned by remittances from abroad. In addition, the performance of the
manufacturing sector has been below expectations, notwithstanding El Salvador’’s
long-standing policy of granting subsidies and fiscal privileges to exporters.
The report says that El Salvador would
best address the challenges it faces by taking additional steps to liberalize
its trade regime on an MFN basis and reassessing its export strategy with a view
to eliminating economic distortions.
The report, along with a policy statement
by the Government of El Salvador, will be the basis for the third Trade Policy
Review (TPR) of El Salvador by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 10 and
12 February 2010.
The 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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Croatia: 24 and 26 March 2010
Armenia: 6 and 8 April 2010
Albania: 28 and 30 April 2010
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