6th Trade Policy Review of Norway held in the WTO
Last updated: 10/10/2012 //
Some 300 questions were asked of Norway’s trade- and trade related policies during the 6th trade policy review of Norway in the WTO, which took place 9 and 11 October 2012. In Members’ statements, Norway was widely praised for its active and constructive role in the multilateral trading system, including measures and initiatives in favour of developing countries.
Norway was furthermore praised for its economic performance since the last TPR in 2008, having weathered the economic crisis without turning to protectionist measures. A number of members nevertheless pointed to the disparity between the open trading regime for industrial goods and the high level of protection for agriculture, and requested that Norway consider further liberalisation of its agriculture policies.
- Transparency ensures greater predictability for everybody involved in trade and economic activity across borders. Norway actively supports this system, and wishes to present a good example by being as open and clear as possible on our trade policy, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide on the occasion of the Trade Policy Review.
Norway’s opening statement, held by Deputy Director General Mr Dagfinn Sørli, is available here.