A report on the trade policies and practices of Venezuela, published
November 29 by the WTO Secretariat, says that steps have been taken to
liberalize the economy but that more private investment is required to
achieve greater diversification.
do so, the report also says, Venezuela needs to address the perception
of insufficient predictability in its institutional and legal
framework, which could be done by following stricter practices in its
trade policies and binding recent liberalization measures.
following documents are available in MS Word format.
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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 on-line
TPR publications are also available from our co-publisher Bernan Press, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391, United States.
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Kong, China: 16, 18 Dec 2002
Maldives: 15, 17 January 2003
El Salvador: 3, 5 February 2003
Canada: 12, 14 March 2003