WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

WTO Trade Policy Reviews of Major Economies: Implications and Lessons for Smaller Developing Countries and LDCs

This paper assesses WTO Trade Policy Reviews (TPR) of Japan (2017), the U.S (2018), and China (2018) and their implications on smaller developing countries and LDCs. It draws out trade barriers, market opportunities, policy uncertainties and policy options evident in these Trade Policy Reviews. The papers shows that TPRs can and should be used more regularly by smaller developing countries to better understand the relevant measures in their major export destinations as well as to take up specific issues being faced by their exporters with a view to finding solutions.