This performance would improve with a more transparent, credible and
predictable trade regime that can be achieved by stronger multilateral
commitments by Madagascar through extension of its tariff bindings to
more non-agricultural products, lower bound rates and stronger GATS
commitments. A reform of the taxation system, to respect the principle
of national treatment, would add consistency to Madagascar’s trade
Such an improved climate would help Madagascar to attract the capital
needed to exploit its vast potential and derive greater benefit from its
participation in the multilateral trading system. The international
community could give Madagascar more help in its reform efforts by
responding favourably to its request for technical assistance.
The WTO Secretariat report, along with a policy statement by the
Government of Madagascar, will be the basis for the second TPR of
Madagascar by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 2 and 4 April
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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Mauritius: 23 and 25 April 2008
China: 21 and 23 May 2008
United States: 9 and 11 June 2008
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