Topics handled by WTO committees and agreements
Issues covered by the WTO’s committees and agreements

TRADE POLICY REVIEWS: ORGANIZATION
The Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB)

The WTO General Council meets as the Trade Policy Review Body to undertake trade policy reviews of Members under the TPRM and to consider the Director-General's regular reports on trade policy developement. The TPRB is thus open to all WTO Members. The current chair is .

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At the first meeting each year it elects its own Chairperson for the year from among the Member representatives. The programme of reviews for each year is adopted by the TPRB by the middle of the previous calendar year.

To stimulate debate in the TPRB a discussant is chosen from the membership in advance of each review meeting. Discussants act on their own responsibility, not as representatives of their governments.