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Fifth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius

Date: July 27, 2020
Domain:General
 

 

The fifth Trade Policy Review of Mauritius has been scheduled for November 2021 at the WTO in Geneva.

 

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. The objectives of the TPRM, as expressed in Annex 3 of the Marrakesh Agreement, include facilitating the smooth functioning of the multilateral trading system by enhancing the transparency of Members’ trade policies.

 

The Annex mandates that the four Members with the largest shares of world trade (currently the European Union, the United States, Japan and China) be reviewed each three years, the next 16 be reviewed each five years, and others be reviewed each seven years. A longer period may be fixed for least-developed country Members.  As a developing country, Mauritius is required to conduct its Trade Policy review every 7 years.

 

The TPR exercise is based on the following two reports

                    Report by Government - The Government Report highlights the changes affecting a member country  trade practices and policies since the last TPR

                    Report by the WTO Secretariat - The Secretariat Report is prepared independently by the WTO Secretariat on the trade policies of the member country

 

A meeting with stakeholders from the public and private sector was held on 14 July 2020 to prepare for the review.

 

MFARIIT

27 July 2020

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