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OECS-WTO Members have continued to move successfully away from agriculture to services, in particular tourism. The small production base of these countries, however, makes them vulnerable to external shocks. This may be addressed in part by reinforcing their fiscal position through measures such as tax reforms and reducing the incentives granted to selected activities. The report also stresses the benefits OECS-WTO Members derive from their participation in the multilateral trading system.
The WTO reports (Overview and national reports), along with national statements and a joint policy statement by the OECS-WTO Members, will be the basis for the second TPR of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (WTO Members) by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 5 and 7 November 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.
Antigua and Barbuda:
Saint Kitts and Nevis:
Saint Vincent and the
Revisions of the above documents may be issued approximately 2 weeks after the meeting.
Chairperson's concluding remarks
of the meeting are available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting.
- Questions and answers by WTO Members are available 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
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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Thailand: 26 and 28 November 2007
Turkey: 10 and 12 of December 2007
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