Trade Facilitation Agreement List

12.1 This Article shall not prevent a Member from entering into or maintaining a bilateral, plurilateral or regional agreement on the exchange or exchange of customs information and data, even on a secure and expediting basis, for example. B on an automatic basis or before the arrival of the shipment. (a) are maintained where the circumstances or objectives which led to their adoption no longer exist or where the changed circumstances or objectives can be addressed in a reasonably available and less limited manner; On the eve of the Bali Ministerial Conference in December, the design process, with the direct assistance of the Director General, had resulted in an almost clean text. Until now, differences of opinion were limited to only a small number of members, which was resolved in a bilateral meeting that allowed them to return as members. The old parentheses of argument and discontent were now without pliers, like Z.B. S&D and customs cooperation. Although the Trade Facilitation Agreement had not yet been fully concluded by the Ministerial Conference, it was in good shape to be delivered and concluded. The Ministerial Conference gave rise to new rounds of negotiations and differences of opinion, but members eventually reached agreement on a text for the agreement. After a decade of negotiations, the WTO finally had its trade facilitation agreement at the end of 2013, which is being moved to 2014. [2] 1.2 Each Member shall ensure, to the extent possible and in a manner consistent with its national law and legal order, that new or amended laws and regulations of general application relating to the transport, making available and registration of goods, including goods in transit, are published as soon as possible before their entry into force or that information about them is made public. by other means: to allow other interested parties to know them. (c) on request, provide, in so far as it is available, specific information, in accordance with the following documents or the documents accompanying the import or export declaration, in so far as it is available: commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin and bill of lading, in the form in which it was filed, on paper or by electronic means, accompanied by a description of the level of protection and confidentiality required by the requesting member; 1.1 Each Member, to the extent possible and in accordance with its national law and legal order, shall provide traders and other interested parties with the opportunity and a reasonable period of time to decide on the proposal to introduce or amend laws and regulations of general application relating to the movement, release and registration of goods. including goods in transit.

1.1 Members agree on the importance of ensuring that distributors are aware of their compliance obligations, promoting voluntary compliance so that importers can correct themselves in appropriate circumstances, without penalty, and applying compliance measures to take stricter measures for non-compliant traders. (14) It is estimated that full implementation of the TFA could reduce trade costs by an average of 14,3 % and boost world trade by $1 000 billion per year, with the largest increases in the poorest countries. For the first time in the history of the WTO, the requirement to implement the agreement is directly linked to the country`s ability to do so. A Trade Facilitation Mechanism (TFAF) has been put in place to ensure that developing and least developed countries receive the necessary assistance to reap the full benefits of the TFA. (c) ensure that ongoing private sector reform activities to reform trade facilitation are reflected in ancillary activities; Each Member shall establish and/or maintain a National Committee for Trade Facilitation or designate an existing mechanism that facilitates both national coordination and the implementation of the provisions of this Agreement. . . .