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World Trade

Organization

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WT/TPR/S/1xx/GRD

1 October 2007







(07-3984)







Trade Policy Review Body







TRADE POLICY REVIEW
Report by the Secretariat
Grenada



This report, prepared for the second Trade Policy Review of Grenada, has been drawn up by the WTO Secretariat on its own responsibility. The Secretariat has, as required by the Agreement establishing the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (Annex 3 of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization), sought clarification from Grenada on its trade policies and practices.
Any technical questions arising from this report may be addressed to Mr. Angelo Silvy (tel. 022 739 5249), and Ms. Katie Waters (tel. 022 739 5067).
Document WT/TPR/G/190/GRD contains the policy statement submitted by Grenada.




Note: This report is subject to restricted circulation and press embargo until the end of the first session of the meeting of the Trade Policy Review Body on Grenada.



CONTENTS

Page

I. Economic environment 1

(1) Structure of The Economy, Output, and Employment 1

(2) Fiscal Policy 3

(3) Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy 4

(4) Balance of Payments, Trade and Investment Flows 5

(5) Outlook 6

II. trade AND INVESTMENT POLICY framework 7

(1) General Constitutional and Legal Framework 7

(2) Trade Policy Formulation and Implementation 8

(3) Foreign Investment Regime 9

(4) International Relations 10

(i) World Trade Organization 10

(ii) Preferential agreements and arrangements 12

III. trade policies and practices by measure 12

(1) Measures Directly Affecting Imports 12

(i) Customs procedures, documentation, and registration 12

(ii) Customs valuation 13

(iii) Rules of origin 14

(iv) Tariffs, and other charges on imports 15

(v) Other levies and charges 19

(vi) Import prohibitions, restrictions, and licensing 20

(vii) Contingency measures 22

(viii) Technical regulations and standards 23

(ix) Sanitary and phytosanitary measures 25

(2) Measures Directly Affecting Exports 27

(i) Documentation, export taxes, and restrictions 27

(ii) Export subsidies, financing, support, and promotion 28

(3) Measures Affecting Production and Trade 29

(i) Legal framework for business and taxation 29

(ii) Incentives and assistance 30

(iii) Competition policy and regulatory issues 33

(iv) Government procurement 34

(v) Intellectual property rights 35

IV. trade policies by sector 38

(1) Agriculture 38

(2) Manufacturing 40

(3) Services 41

(i) Main features 41

(ii) Telecommunications 42

(iii) Financial services 44


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(iv) Air transport 47

(v) Maritime transport 48

(vi) Tourism 49

(vii) Professional services 51

(viii) Other offshore services 52

references 53

APPENDIX TABLES 55
TABLES
I. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
I.1 Basic macroeconomic indicators, 2000-06 2

I.2 Balance of payments, 2001-06 5

I.3 Investment projects, 2001-05 6
II. TRADE AND INVESTMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK
II.1 Main agencies dealing with trade, 2007 9

II.2 Notifications to the WTO, 2001-07 11


III. TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES BY MEASURE
III.1 Minimum import prices applied in Grenada in the period 2001-07 14

III.2 Structure of the tariff, 2006 15

III.3 Summary analysis of the MFN tariff, 2006 16

III.4 Tariff headings where applied rates exceed bound rates, 2006 18

III.5 Prohibited or restricted imports, 2007 21

III.6 Items subject to import licensing, 2007 22

III.7 Technical regulations adopted by Grenada, 2001-06 24

III.8 Incentives laws in Grenada 30

III.9 Revenue forgone due to the Fiscal Incentives Act, 2001-05 31

III.10 Grenada's membership in international instruments on intellectual property rights, 2007 35


IV. TRADE POLICIES BY SECTOR
IV.1 Major agricultural crops, 2000-06 39

IV.2 Manufacturing exports, 2001-06 40

IV.3 Major manufacturing projects, 2004-07 41

IV.4 Telecommunications statistics, 2002-06 43

IV.5 Telecommunications tariffs, 2003-06 43
APPENDIX TABLES
I. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
AI.1 Merchandise exports and re-exports by group of products, 2000-06 57

AI.2 Merchandise imports by group of products, 2000-06 58

AI.3 Merchandise exports and re-exports by trading partner, 2000-06 59

AI.4 Merchandise imports by trading partner, 2000-06 60





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