report also says that Dominican Republic’s trade and investment
regimes are largely liberal and its participation in the global
economy extensive. It notes, however, that the distortions associated
with a narrow export-led growth strategy, and inefficiencies in
sectors like electricity, may become obstacles for further
improvements in living standards.
WTO report, along with the policy statement of the Government of the
Dominican Republic, will serve as a basis for the second Trade Policy
Review (TPR) of the Dominican Republic by the Trade Policy Review Body
of the WTO on 7 and 9 October 2002.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
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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.
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
TPR publications are also available from our co-publisher Bernan Press
, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391, United States.
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: 23, 25 Oct 2002
Japan : 6, 8 Nov 2002
Venezuela : 27, 29 Nov 2002
Hong Kong, China : 16, 18 Dec 2002