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WTO Fifth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius WTO, Geneva, Switzerland 3 and 5 November 2021

Start Time: November 03, 2021 13:00 | End Time: November 05, 2021 13:00
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
The fifth Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Mauritius will be held on 3 and 5 November 2021 at the WTO Secretariat, in Geneva, instead of 27 and 29 April 2021.

 

The previously agreed timeline could not be respected, due to the emergency sanitary and economic lockdowns imposed in Mauritius and Switzerland as a consequence of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The fifth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius will be based on two reports, namely the WTO Secretariat Report and the Government of Mauritius Report.

 

The Report of the Government of Mauritius shall describe all the trade policies and practices pursued by Government, including all changes introduced in our trade policies and practices since the last Trade Policy Review held in 2014.

 

On the other hand, the WTO Secretariat will draft its report based on relevant information, documents and statistical data provided by Mauritius.  As per the new timeline, the initial request for information will now be submitted by the WTO Secretariat to the Mauritian Government on 23 November 2020.  The Government will be required to submit all the requested information to the WTO Secretariat within one calendar month.

 

The Report drawn up on this basis will be submitted progressively to the Government for comments.  In addition, a team of experts from the WTO Secretariat is expected to visit Mauritius in May 2021 to examine our trade policies and practices, and consult relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors. 

 

It may be recalled that the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM) is one of the four main pillars of the World Trade Organisation.  The purpose of the TPRM is to contribute towards the improved adherence, by all Members, to rules, disciplines and commitments made under the various WTO agreements.  The TPRM also ensures the smooth and uninterrupted functioning of the multilateral trading system and promotes greater transparency in the trade policies and practices of Members.

 

 

 

MFARIIT

08 July 2020


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