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Trade Policy Review

Published 18.06.2012 // 

The fourth review of China’s trade policies and practices took place on 12 and 14 June 2012 in WTO, Geneva. In its statement, Norway commended China’s resistance to undertake protectionist measures and its work towards strengthening the multilateral negotiations. Norway also mentioned some areas of special interest and concern where we would like to see improvements. The statement was read by the Norwegian Ambassador to the WTO, Elin Østebø Johansen, and can be read in its full length here .

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Published 21.04.2009 // 

All WTO Members are subject to a peer review of their trade policies at regular intervals in the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB). The Norwegian delegation participated in the ninth trade policy review of the EC on 6 and 8 April 2009. Deputy Permanent Representative Henning Stirø made the following statement:

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Published 21.04.2009 // 

On  14 April 2009 the WTO Trade Policy Review Body met to a second informal discussion on the  current financial and economic crisis and trade-related developments. Norway's  Deputy Permanent Representative Henning Stirø made the following observations at the meeting.

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Published 27.02.2009 // 

Norway's economy has performed strongly since its previous Trade Policy Review thanks to sound macroeconomic policies, a generally liberal export regime and rising export prices. These are some of the conclusions in the WTO Secretariat's report on the trade policies and practices of Norway.

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Published 16.12.2008 // 

- It is indeed a great pleasure to take part in the T rade P olicy R eview of Switzerland and Liechtenstein . We count both countries among our closest partners , said Norwegian ambassador Elin Østebø Johansen in her opening statement on 15 December.

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Published 11.06.2008 // 

The Norwegian delegation participated in the second Trade Policy Review of China in the WTO on 21 and 23 May, and made the following opening statement.

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Published 10.06.2008 // 

The United States is having its trade policies examined in the WTO on 9 and 11 June. Norway had submitted questions in advance regarding investment and maritime services, and Ambassador Eirik Glenne read the Norwegian statement on the first day of the review.

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Published 15.02.2008 // 

The Norwegian delegation participated in the fourth Trade Policy Review of Mexico in the WTO on 11 and 13 February, and made the following intervention.

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Published 06.02.2008 // 

All WTO Members are subject to a peer review of their trade policies at regular intervals in the Trade Policy Review Body (TPRB). Norway will be reviewed next in October 2008. Norway also participates in the review of other Members – here is the intervention held regarding Pakistan’s trade policy on 16 January 2008.

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