5 and 7 October 2005


The WTO encourages Tunisia to continue its reforms

The second Trade Policy Review of Tunisia ended successfully after a detailed analysis of its reforms since the first review in 1994. The Tunisian delegation at the meeting was headed by H.E. Minister Mondher Zenaidi.

Members congratulated Tunisia on its sustained economic growth and its progress in improving the standard of living, achieved largely thanks to its macroeconomic reforms of the past decade. Some members also congratulated Tunisia for its efforts in the area of trade falicitation and the dismantling of quantitative import restrictions.

In view of its high tariffs, Members encouraged Tunisia to step up its trade reforms in order to adhere more closely to the principles of the WTO, to overcome the dualism within its economy, and to exploit its comparative advantages more effectively.

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.

The following documents are available in MS Word format.


Note  back to top

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.

Print 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 bookshop.

The 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  back to top

Guinea: 12 and 14 October 2005
Bolivia: 1 and 3 November 2005
Romania: 28 and 30 November 2005