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Committee on Trade Facilitation - First review of the operation and implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement - Factual report - Revision
日期:2021/08/12
作者:Committee on Trade Facilitation
文件編號:G/TFA/W/41/Rev.1
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FIRST REVIEW OF THE OPERATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

OF THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

Revision

Contents

1   INTRODUCTION.. 2

2   SECTION I OF THE TFA. 3

A  FACTUAL INFORMATION.. 3

2.1   Notifications under Section I of the TFA. 3

2.2   Experience sharing exercise/thematic discussions. 5

2.3   Written submissions by Members regarding Section I 7

2.4   Experience sharing by Members on trade facilitating measures taken to mitigate the
COVID-19 Crisis. 8

2.5   Specific Trade Concerns. 9

Kazakhstan – Border Restrictions of Goods in Transit – Request from the Kyrgyz Republic (G/TFA/W/20; G/TFA/W/20/Corr.1; G/TFA/W/20/Add.1) 9

2.6   Involvement of the private sector 10

B  Members' proposals under Section I of the TFA. 10

3   SECTION II OF THE TFA. 11

A  FACTUAL INFORMATION.. 11

3.1   Notifications under Section II of the TFA. 11

3.1.1   Notifications by Members under Articles 15 and 16. 12

3.1.2   Requests for extension of the deadline for the notification of definitive dates for
category B measures by LDC Members. 15

3.1.3   Notifications on technical assistance and capacity building support for category C designations. 15

3.1.4   Notifications under Article 17. 17

3.1.5   Notifications under Article 22. 17

3.2   Experience sharing exercise/thematic discussions. 18

3.3   Article 21:4: Dedicated Sessions on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building. 18

3.4   Written submissions by Members regarding Section II 20

B  MEMBERS' PROPOSALS UNDER SECTION II OF THE TFA. 20

Notifications under Article 19. 21

4   SECTION III OF THE TFA. 21

A  Factual information.. 21

4.1   Ratifications. 21

4.2   Article 23 Institutional Arrangements. 22

4.2.1   Article 23.1 Committee on Trade Facilitation. 22

4.2.2   Rules of procedure of the Committee on Trade Facilitation. 23

4.2.3   Annual reports by the Committee to the Council for Trade in Goods. 23

4.2.4   Article 23.2 National Committee on Trade Facilitation. 24

4.3   Written submissions by Members regarding Section III 25

B   Members' proposals under SecTion III of the TFA. 25

5   REPORTS TO THE COMMITTEE BY THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT
FACILITY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS PLUS THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE ON TRADE FACILITATION ON THEIR ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT MEMBERS IN THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TFA. 26

6   DATABASE AND WEBSITE DEVELOPMENTS SUPPPORTING THE WORK OF THE TF COMMITTEE. 27

7   Members' General proposals. 27

8   Recommendations. 28

 

1  INTRODUCTION

1.1.  The First Review of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA, the Agreement, TF Agreement) is being carried out in 2021 in accordance with the mandate under Article 23.1.6 of the Agreement. Article 23.1.6 provides that "[t]he Committee shall review the operation and implementation of this Agreement four years from its entry into force, and periodically thereafter".

1.2.  While the mandate in Article 23.1.6 stipulates that the review period starts from the entry into force of the Agreement, in order to capture all notifications submitted by Members, the notification data contained in this factual report covers the period from 1 January 2014 to [31 October] 2021.

1.3.  Otherwise, this report covers the period from 22 February 2017 to [31 October] 2021.

1.4.  At its meeting of 3 March 2021, the Committee on Trade Facilitation (TF Committee, Committee, TFC) adopted a calendar and procedure to undertake the First Review[1], which included the circulation of a first draft factual section of the review. Accordingly, this document provides information regarding the implementation and operation issues of the Agreement, as determined by Members during the review period.

1.5.  The document is structured according to Sections I, II and III of the Agreement. It also includes quantitative information on the submitted notifications, a description of the thematic and experience sharing sessions, written submissions by Members and other issues relevant to each Section of the Agreement.