Surveillance of national trade policies is a fundamentally important activity running throughout the work of the WTO. All WTO members are reviewed - the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade. Canada’s trade policies and practices are reviewed every four years. Canada participates in the reviews of all WTO Members. For more information, please see Trade Policy Reviews.
The ninth review of Canada’s trade policies and practices took place on June 20th and 22nd, 2011. The basis for the review was a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Canada.
The Director-General reports regularly on recent trade developments to the Trade Policy Review Body. The WTO Secretariat, together with the secretariats of the OECD and UNCTAD, also prepare regular reports on G20 trade and investment measures.