To sustain the high rates of economic growth enjoyed in recent years,
the report also says that Belize needs to tighten fiscal and monetary
policies and find ways to stimulate competition in vital areas of the
economy like financial services and electricity. Enhanced multilateral
commitments could play a useful role in anchoring future reform efforts
and bolstering the predictability of reforms for traders and investors.
The WTO report, along with a policy
statement by the Government of Belize will be the basis for the first
Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Belize by the Trade Policy Review Body of
the WTO on 12 and 14 July 2004, which will take place at the same time
as the review of Suriname.
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 on-line
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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Republic of Korea: 15 and 17
Rwanda: 28 and 30 September 2004