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.
Maintaining sound macroeconomic and
fiscal policies, and reforming the business environment, Albania has improved
productivity and achieved solid economic growth over the period of 2002-2008,
averaging 5.8% per year. Per capita GDP in nominal terms more than doubled over
the period, unemployment decreased, and human development indicators suggest
The report says that Albania would gain from continuing and reinforcing the
process of reform, which has yielded such positive results. Given the speed and
extent of legislative changes, it is essential to focus on implementation and
further strengthening of the judicial system. And in the face of current
world-wide economic difficulties, Albania may need to rely more on new sources
of growth such as attracting green-field investment and developing a stronger
The report, along with a policy statement by the Government of Albania, is the
basis for the first Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Albania by the Trade Policy
Review Body of the WTO on 28 and 30 April 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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China: 31 May and 2 June 2010
Malawi: 9 and 11 June 2010
Chinese Taipei: 5 and 7 July 2010
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