In Services, the historical lack of competition in sectors such as
insurance and telecommunications has hampered development and choice for
consumers. Reforms are planned in these sectors and it would be
important to bind them multilaterally to give greater predictability to
the trade and investment regime, according to the report.
The report, along with a policy statement by the Government of Costa
Rica, will be the basis for the third Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Costa
Rica by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 7 and 9 May 2007.
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.
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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
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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India: 23 and 25 May 2007
Central African Republic: 11 and 13 June 2007
Indonesia: 27 and 29 June 2007
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