Trade Policy Review: Mauritania 2011

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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 Mauritania.



Report by Mauritania

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is situated in north-west Africa, covering an area of 1,031,000 km2 - four fifths of which are desert - and has a population of 3.2 million. Population density is around three inhabitants per square kilometre. The annual rate of demographic growth is approximately 3 per cent, life expectancy is 56.6 years and the literacy rate among adults (over 15 years old) is 55.8 per cent.


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