Trade Policy Reviews

Surveillance of national trade policies is a fundamentally important activity running throughout the work of the WTO. At the centre of this work is the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). All WTO members are reviewed, the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade.

Trade Policy Reviews

 

 

> Help on TPRs of European Communities Members

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News 

  

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Introductory material

Brief introduction

Trade policy reviews: ensuring transparency
In “Understanding the WTO” the basic introduction to the WTO

  

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The reviews 

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Trade Policy Reviews documents use the code WT/TPR/* and press releases PRESS/TPRB/* (where * takes additional values)
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  • Reports by the Governments (Document code WT/TPR/G/*)
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  • Reports by the Secretariat (Document code WT/TPR/S/*)
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  • Minutes of the Trade Policy Review Body meetings — available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting (Document code WT/TPR/M/* and not Add*)
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  • Questions and answers by WTO Members — available approximately 6 weeks after the meeting (Document code WT/TPR/M/* and Add*)
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Browse or download the text of the “Trade Policy Review Mechanism” from the legal texts gateway

Find decisions of WTO bodies concerning the TPRM in the Analytical Index — Guide to WTO Law and Practice

  

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Trade Policy Review Body 

Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB)

WTO Secretariat’s Trade Policies Review Division
  

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  • Annual reports of the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB) (Document code WT/TPR/* and keyword “report”)   > search   > help
  • Annual Reports by the Director-General — Overview of Developments in the International Trading Environment (Document code WT/TPR/OV/* and keyword “annual report”)   > search   > help

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Other material 

Bibliography
List of TPRM-related articles, books and other publications written outside the WTO. Further contributions are invited.

Reports on recent trade developments

In the wake of the financial crisis, the Director-General reports regularly on recent trade developments to the Trade Policy Review Body.

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Reviews in 

 

 

Summaries of reviews from the last 12 months

 

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