November 29, 2023

Haiti’s 2nd Trade Policy Review is taking place Dec 2nd-4th

Alicia Nicholls

Haiti will be undergoing its 2nd Trade Policy Review this week December 2nd-4th. Haiti was last reviewed in November 2003.

The WTO’s Trade Policy Review mechanism allows for surveillance of the national trade policies and practices of each WTO member state. It is a peer review process and allows outsiders to understand the member state’s trade policies while also giving feedback on such policies.

The Trade Policy Review mechanism is a critical aspect to the monitoring of each country’s adherence to WTO trade rules and helps to ensure transparency. While all WTO members are subject to the TPR, the frequency of review is tied to that member’s contribution to world trade.

After each review there is a policy statement by the government under review and an independent report written by the WTO’s Secretariat.

Guyana’s trade policy review report was released in September, while Barbados and Dominican Republic had their reviews in January and July respectively.

Further information on the WTO’s trade policy review process may be obtained here.


The Caribbean Trade Law and Development Blog is owned and was founded by Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B. (Hons), a Caribbean-based trade and development consultant. She writes and presents regularly on trade and development matters affecting the Caribbean and other small states. You can follow her on Twitter @LicyLaw. All views expressed on this Blog are Alicia's personal views and do NOT necessarily reflect the views of any institution or entity with which she may from time to time be affiliated.

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