At the level of public finance, the positive growth of budgetary incomes combined with a better control over spending helped reduce the overall budget deficit, excluding grants.
-Fiscal Policy: Import duties on many goods have been reduced or eliminated, although some taxes have been re-instated on a case-by-case basis. Customs duties are being harmonized with the other members of UEMOA. Duty-free importation of capital equipment is allowed.
-Monetary & Exchange Policy:
Mali has been enjoying excellent relations with the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Under the poverty reduction agenda, the World Bank has been financing many programs in the education, health, urban development, electricity production and water supply sectors. Following the country’s good performance, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund declared Mali to be eligible for the cancellation of the debt of the heavily indebted poor countries.
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National Directorate in charge of Trade and Competitiveness: http://www.maliexport.com/maliportal