report on the trade policies and practices of Zambia, published October
25 by the WTO Secretariat, says that reforms launched by Zambia in 1991
have consolidated, in recent years, the substantial liberalization
efforts made during the 1990s, with an emphasis on poverty reduction.
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
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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
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Japan: 6, 8 Nov 2002
Venezuela: 27, 29 Nov 2002
Hong Kong, China: 16, 18 Dec 2002