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Tariff Reforms
Definition
Development of simple, transparent and low uniform tariff regimes that minimize discrimination between production for domestic or export markets, and between purchases of domestic and foreign goods.
Description
Countries may undertake trade liberalization measures autonomously. For example, countries may simplify tariff structures and reduce tariff rates in the context of International Monetary Fund- (IMF) and/or World Bank-supported programmes. However, the lower tariffs that result are normally not bound in the WTO schedule of concessions
Reference to WTO mandate
Examples of typical activities
(i) support in determining the trade and revenue effects of the tariff reform programme; (ii) assistance in carrying out the tariff reforms.

 

 
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