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2001-10-01 - Trade Policy Review - Report by the Secretariat on St Lucia (WTTPRS190LCA)

2001-10-01 - Trade Policy Review - Report by the Secretariat on St Lucia (WTTPRS190LCA)

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W
ORLD
 
T
RADE
O
RGANIZATION
RESTRICTED
WT/TPR/S/1xx/LCA
1 October 2007
(07-3985)
Trade Policy Review Body
TRADE POLICY REVIEWReport by the SecretariatSaint Lucia
This report, prepared for the second Trade Policy Review of Saint Lucia, has been drawn up by the WTO Secretariat on its own responsibility. TheSecretariat has, as required by the Agreement establishing the Trade PolicyReview Mechanism (Annex 3 of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing theWorld Trade Organization), sought clarification from Saint Lucia on its trade policies and practices.Any technical questions arising from this report may be addressed toMr. Angelo Silvy (tel. 022 739 5249), and Ms. Katie Waters (tel. 022 739 5067).Document WT/TPR/G/190/LCA contains the policy statement submitted bySaint Lucia. Note:This report is subject to restricted circulation and press embargo until the end of the firstsession of the meeting of the Trade Policy Review Body on Saint Lucia.
 
Saint LuciaWT/TPR/S/190/LCAPage iii
CONTENTS
 Page
I.ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT1(1)S
TRUCTURE
 
OF
T
HE
E
CONOMY
, O
UTPUT
,
AND
E
MPLOYMENT
1(2)F
ISCAL
P
OLICY
3(3)M
ONETARY
 
AND
E
XCHANGE
ATE
P
OLICY
4(4)B
ALANCE
 
OF
P
AYMENTS
, T
RADE
 
AND
I
 NVESTMENT
F
LOWS
5(5)O
UTLOOK 
7II.TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK7(1)G
ENERAL
C
ONSTITUTIONAL
 
AND
L
EGAL
F
RAMEWORK 
7(2)T
RADE
P
OLICY
F
ORMULATION
 
AND
I
MPLEMENTATION
8(3)F
OREIGN
I
 NVESTMENT
EGIME
9(4)I
 NTERNATIONAL
ELATIONS
10(i)World Trade Organization10(ii)Preferential agreements and arrangements12III.TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES BY MEASURE12(1)M
EASURES
D
IRECTLY
A
FFECTING
I
MPORTS
12(i)Customs procedures, documentation, and registration12(ii)Customs valuation13(iii)Rules of origin14(iv)Tariffs, and other charges on imports14(v)Other levies and charges18(vi)Import prohibitions, restrictions, and licensing20(vii)Contingency measures22(viii)Technical regulations and standards23(ix)Sanitary and phytosanitary measures24(2)M
EASURES
D
IRECTLY
A
FFECTING
E
XPORTS
26(i)Documentation, export taxes and restrictions26(ii)Export subsidies, financing, support and promotion26(3)M
EASURES
A
FFECTING
P
RODUCTION
 
AND
T
RADE
28(i)Legal framework for business and taxation28(ii)Incentives and assistance29(iii)Competition policy and regulatory issues31(iv)Government procurement32(v)Intellectual property rights34IV.TRADE POLICIES BY SECTOR37(1)A
GRICULTURE
37(2)M
ANUFACTURING
40(3)S
ERVICES
41(i)Main features41(ii)Telecommunications41
 
WT/TPR/S/190/LCATrade Policy ReviewPage iv
 Page
(ii)Financial services43(iii)Air transport46(iv)Maritime Transport47(v)Tourism48(vi)Professional services50(vii)Other offshore services51REFERENCES53APPENDIX TABLES55
TABLES
I.ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTI.1Basic macroeconomic indicators, 2000-061I.2Balance of payments, 2001-065I.3Investment flows, 2001-057II.TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY FRAMEWORII.1Notifications to the WTO, 2001-0711III.TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES BY MEASUREIII.1Structure of the tariff schedule, 200615III.2Summary analysis of the MFN tariff, 200616III.3Tariff concessions, 2001-0617III.4Import-licensing requirements, 200621III.5Import licensing agencies and laws22III.6Fiscal incentives, 2001-0630III.7Central government procurement, 2000-0633III.8Membership in international instruments on intellectual property rights34IV.TRADE POLICIES BY SECTOIV.1Value of domestic purchases of selected agricultural goods, 2001-0638IV.2Manufacturing production, 2002-0640IV.3Telecommunications statistics, 2002-0642IV.4Cargo trade by air transport, 2001-0646IV.5Cargo trade by maritime transport, 2001-0648
APPENDIX TABLES
I.ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAI.1Merchandise exports and re-exports by group of products, 2000-0657AI.2Merchandise imports by group of products, 2000-0658AI.3Merchandise exports and re-exports by trading partner, 2000-0659AI.4Merchandise imports by trading partner, 2000-0660

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