The report notes that, to meet present government growth forecasts, it
appears necessary to address concerns like the slowdown in trade
liberalization and the slippage in some other key reforms.
It adds that promoting more competition in services and in other
markets, along with a sounder more efficient financial sector, will
improve the investment and business climate needed to attract Foreign
Direct Investment and private sector development.
The WTO report, along with a policy
statement by the Government, will be the basis for the Trade Policy
Review (TPR) by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
- Secretariat report
> Contents and summary observations (12 pages,
> Economic environment (16 pages,
> Trade policy regime: framework
and objectives (14 pages,
> Trade policies and practices by measure
(40 pages, 450KB)
> Trade policies by sector
(42 pages, 330KB)
> Appendix tables (18 pages,
- Government report (13 pages,
- Chairperson's concluding remarks
of the meeting (includes questions and answers by WTO Members)
available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
Revisions of the above documents may be issued approximately
6 weeks after the meeting.
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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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Egypt: 26 and 28 July 2005
Trinidad and Tobago: 14 and 16 September 2005
Tunisia: 28 and 30 September 2005