The current tariff structure, the report notes, inhibits the
competitiveness of certain industries and may not encourage investment
in others. Infrastructural problems and difficult access to financing
also limit Ghana’s economic performance.
The report says that continued reforms, including adoption of a
competition policy, streamlining of customs procedures, rationalization
of the tariff regime, further privatization, and the improvement of
Ghana’s multilateral commitments on goods and services, would improve
the predictability of its trade regime and contribute to better resource
allocation with higher economic growth in the mid-term.
The WTO Secretariat report, along with a policy statement by the
Government of Ghana, will be the basis for the third TPR of Ghana by the
Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 28 and 30 of January 2008.
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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Mexico: 11 and 13 of February
Brunei Darussalam: 25 and 27 of February 2008
Madagascar: 2 and 4 April 2008
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