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Trade Facilitation Agreement

Syllabus of the Subject: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

  1. Introduction to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  2. Fundamentals of the Trade Facilitation Agreement
    1. Substantive provisions
    2. Provisions for special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries
    3. Institutional provisions and final provisions
  3. Annual report on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
  4. Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
  5. Strategy of the Mercator program of the World Customs Organisation
  6. Legal text of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The objectives of the Subject «Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)» are the following:

  1. Understand the pillars of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. Know the concepts of substantive provisions in the scope of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation
  3. Analyse the provisions on special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries

Sample of the Subject - Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA):
Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Subject «Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)» belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Foreign Trade Management, Foreign Trade Assistant, Non-tariff Measures to Trade
  2. Logistics Courses: International Transport, Maritime Transport, Multimodal, Road, Rail, Transport in Africa
  3. Diplomas: International Trade, International Transport
  4. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office, International Transport, Transport in Africa
  5. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Accord sur la facilitation des échanges (AFE)  Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Acuerdo sobre Facilitación del Comercio (AFC) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Acordo de Facilitação do Comércio.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

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Description of the Subject - WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

With the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO members established a new legal framework for the necessary reforms to be implemented for trade facilitation. It was created in the 2001 Doha Round.

The objective of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to establish a legal framework that allows the reform of trade facilitation at a global level, speeding up the movement, release and customs clearance of products.

The substantive obligations of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) include the obligation to publish as well as access to information, appeal channels, trade procedures simplification, customs clearance processes, cross-border customs cooperation among the institutions that operate at the border, the reduction of non-tariff measures, the use of information technologies...

Also included provisions related to special and differential treatment of the Trade Facilitation for least developed countries (LDCs) and developing countries (LDCs), including technical assistance.

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

The WTO has other agreements related to trade facilitation:

  1. Agreement on Customs Valuation
  2. Preshipment Inspection
  3. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
  4. Agreement on Rules of Origin

See also:

  1. World Customs Organisation
  2. Customs and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
  4. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions
  5. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  6. Safeguards. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)

Some of the Member countries of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) : Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe...

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