Trade Policy Review: East African Community 2012

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“Trade Policy Reviews” analyse the trade policies and practices of each member of the WTO. The reviews consist of three parts: an independent report by the WTO Secretariat, a report by the government, and the concluding remarks by the Chair of the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Body. The opening section - “key trade facts” - provides a visual overview of the WTO member’s major exports/imports, main export destinations, origins for its imports and other key data. This edition looks into the trade practices of East African Community.



Report by the EAC members

The Republic of Burundi is a landlocked country wedged between Central and East Africa. Burundi joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July 1995, after having become a Contracting Party to the GATT in 1962. The Government of Burundi recognizes the pivotal role played by the WTO in the management and protection of an open multilateral trading system, based on rules designed to promote growth and development on a global scale. The monitoring of national trade policies through the Trade Policy Review Mechanism is an important feature of the WTO’s work, and transparency is a fundamental component of the efficiency of the multilateral trading system.


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