An important review of Tonga's trade policy by the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, from February 11-13, found that the Pacific island nation faces a backlog of reforms that are required to modernize and streamline its legal and regulatory frameworks for economic development. Tonga's imports continue to outstrip its exports by a factor of at least 10:1 annually and over 50% of its imports are for fuel and food.
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Results for World Trade Organisation
Sunday 16 February 2014
Thursday 8 February 2007
Tonga's plan to become a member of the World Trade Organisation WTO in July this year is now very doubtful, according to Paulo Kautoke, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Labour Commerce and Industries.
Wednesday 21 July 2004
The elimination of trade protectionism by the World Trade Organisation, in its quest to establish a global economy will confront Tonga with a tremendous trade disadvantage, warned the Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto'a when he opened a three-day National Seminar on WTO issues on July 19, at the National Reserve Bank building, Nuku'alofa.
Tuesday 25 September 2001
Tonga’s landless grow in number while an increasing number of town allotments and uncultivated farmlands are left vacant by migrants. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
Thursday 1 July 1999
Anna Tupou, the globe-trotting marketing manager of TongaSat is in full support of Tonga joining the World Trade Organisation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.