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Trade Policy of Dominica - Selected Documents
This section centralises information relating to Dominica's national trade policy. Government trade policy overviews, national development strategy papers as well as information on agreements, regulations, standards, and the investment climate are also presented in this section.
Dominica's trade policy is clearly not developed in isolation, but rather within a regional and global trade context. Over the years, the number of commitments derived from participation in the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as well as CARICOM, the OECS, and other regional trade fora has increased. As such, documents that provide some insight into these regional and global policy frameworks have been included.

National Trade Policy
"[Trade Policy] has and will continue to focus on the development of the institutional and legislative framework to reposition Dominica’s trade sector to reap the benefits of globalisation but also to overcome the numerous challenges that will undoubtedly emerge as the process continues its course. We are also ensuring that domestic producers are given the opportunity to undertake the necessary structural reforms of their companies in order to face the increased competition that characterises trade liberalisation." Goverment Report to the WTO, 2001

General Policy Documents
Main Policy Documents
Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2000-2002
Government of Dominica

OECS Development Charter, 2002
OECS Secretariat
Integrated Development Plan, 2003
  Executive Summary
  Volume 1 Chap 1-4
  Volume 2 Chap 5-7
  Volume 3 Chap 8+Annex A
  Volume 3 Annex B-G
The Development Institute

Budget Policy
Budget Address 2008-2009
Budget Address 2007-2008
Budget Address 2006-2007
Budget Address 2005-2006
The Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister and Minister for Finance

Agricultural Policy
Agricultural Policy Framework for the OECS, 2003
OECS Secretariat

Social Policy Framework
Social Policy Framework, 2001
Legal Framework
External Trade Agreements

Preferential Schemes

Bilateral Investment Treaties

Trade Related Legislation
Intellectual Property Rights
Legal Information Network
Trade Policy Documents
Dominica's Trade Policy
The Framework for Managing Dominica's Trade Policy

WTO Trade Policy Review of Dominica, 2007
Government Report Government of Dominica
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2007
Government Report Government of Dominica
WTO Secretariat Report WTO Secretariat

WTO Trade Policy Review of Dominica, 2001
Government Report Government of Dominica
WTO Secretariat WTO Secretariat Report

WTO Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2001
Report by the Governments of the OECS OECS Governments
WTO Secretariat WTO Secretariat Report

Other Trade Policy Documents
RNM/OECS Country Study to Inform Trade Negotiations, 2001 Lazarre, A., Antoinne, P. Samuel W.
Regional & Global Context
  Dominica is a founding member of the Caribbean Common Market and Community (CARICOM). Dominica has participated in the GATT since May of 1993 and in the WTO since January 1995.

  Regional Level

Background Information, Legal Framework, External Agreements, On-going Negotiations, and more information.

Background Information, Legal Framework, Institutions, and Studies. Also,

WTO Trade Policy Review, 2007
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IMF Consultation with ECCU, 2003
   - Staff Report I
   - Staff Report II
Trade Policy Review of the OECS, 2001
   - Governments' Report
   - WTO Report

  Global Level
  The World Trade Organisation-WTO
Understanding the WTO, The Agreements, Settlling Disputes, Cross-Cutting and New Issues, The Doha Agenda, Developing Countries, The Organization.

► Other International Organisations
Reports & Country Strategies on Dominica
Doing Business, 2009
World Bank
EU - Aid for Trade Monitoring Report, 2008
World Trade Organisation
CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agrmt
Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2007-2008
Economic Survey of the Caribbean 2006-2007
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2008
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2007
IMF Art.IV Consultation, 2005
Staff for Consultation with Dominica
Increasing Linkages of Tourism with... , 2008
Towards a New Agenda for Growth, 2005
World Bank
Earlier Caribbean Currency Union, 2006
Earlier Caribbean Currency Union, 2005
World Bank Country Strategy, 2005
World Bank Country Strategy, 2001
World Bank
Relevant Publications
On Dominica
Country Strategy, 2008. Dominica – EC Country Strategy
Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy, 2004. International Monetary Fund
Economic Recovery Support Operation to Dominica, 2001 The World Bank
The Case for Dominica's Continued Involvement in Eastern Caribbean Integration Movements, 2001 Chasseau, G.
Impact of the Proposals on Small and Developing CARICOM States, 2001 Bardouille, N.
Dominica - European Community Country Strategy Paper, 2001 European Union Commission and the Government of Dominica
Trade Policies and Prospects of the Eastern Caribbean States in the New Global Economy, 2000 De Rosa, D.

On Trade Policy
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2009
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2008
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2007
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2006
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2005
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2004
World Trade Organisation: Trade Report 2003

On the Regional and Global Context
Taccone, J. and Nogueira, U (coordinators), 2002: CARICOM Report
Barclay, L; Henry, R and James, V, 2001: Trade Policy and Caribbean Development
Bernal, R: Globalisation and Small Developing Countries (source: CRNM website)
Dos Santos, P and Bain, L, 2004: Survey of the Caribbean Tax Systems
More Information
  Off-site links to:
Government of Dominica
Specialised Governmental Agencies
Business and Other Organisations
Regional and International Organisations