A report on the trade policies and practices of El Salvador, released
February 5 by the WTO Secretariat, says that the country’s efforts
to liberalize and modernize its economy have resulted in a closer
integration to the world economy, and steady but modest economic
report also notes, however, that the trade regime still suffers from
an anti-export bias, and limited market and product diversification.
Reliance on remittances is also high. Addressing these issues and, in
due time, the distortions than can arise from export processing zones,
would aid El Salvador achieve the higher growth rates it seeks.
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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 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.
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12, 14 March 2003
Burundi: 2, 4 April 2003
Southern African Costums Union (SACU): 23, 25 April 2003