25 October 2002
POLICY REVIEW: ZAMBIA
Liberalization consolidated but macroeconomic performance weak
A WTO report, along with the policy statement of the Government of Zambia, will serve as a basis for the second Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Zambia by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 23 and 25 October 2002.
The report also says that in general, the reforms have created an environment conducive to economic growth. However, Zambia’s macroeconomic perfomance has not been good. Inflation measured by changes in annual average consumer prices, has remained over 20% and the 2002 drought related food crisis is expected to fuel further inflation.
The following documents are available in MS Word format.
> Contents and summary observations (10 pages, 91KB)
> Economic environment (10 pages, 296KB)
> Trade and investment regimes (19 pages, 260KB)
> Trade policies and practices by measure (27 pages, 271KB)
> Trade policies by sector (28 pages, 234KB)
> Appendix tables (10 pages, 440KB)
Government report(18 pages, 100KB)
- Minutes of the meeting are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
Note back to top
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 which 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.
Print 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 on-line bookshop.
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 back to top
Japan: 6, 8 Nov 2002
Venezuela: 27, 29 Nov 2002
Hong Kong, China: 16, 18 Dec 2002
> Programme of reviews for 2002 (MS Word format)