The report says that the United States has taken further steps to
liberalize its trade regime since its previous review in 2006, although
mostly on a preferential basis. Additional reforms undertaken on a MFN
basis would lessen distortions in global markets and strengthen the
multilateral trading system, as the United States is both the world’s
largest single economy and trader.
The WTO Secretariat report, along with a policy statement by the
Government of the United States, will be the basis for the ninth TPR of
the united States by the Trade Policy Review Body of the WTO on 9 and 11
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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Oman: 25 and 27 June 2008
Singapore: 14 and 16 of July 2008
Barbados: 17 and 19 September 2008
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