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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement.

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. Introduction to Foreign Trade Facilitation Programs;
  2. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO);
  3. Potential Gains from Foreign Trade Facilitation;
  4. The pillars of foreign trade facilitation (transparency, simplification, harmonization and standardization);
  5. The global supply chain and the Foreign Trade Facilitation;
  6. Buy-Send-Pay Model (CEFACT / UN);
  7. Action Domains of the Foreign Trade Facilitation (purchases, transport, customs, payments);
  8. Reducing Trade Costs for Least Developed Countries;
  9. United Nations (UN) Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide;
  10. International Transport and Trade Facilitation: CMR Convention, CIM Convention, Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB), Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (Maritime), TIR Convention, Documents of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), International Chamber of Shipping, International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Union of Railways (UIC), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO. Chicago Convention)...;
  11. Port Administration and Trade Facilitation
    1. Transport security and trade facilitation;
    2. International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Maritime Organization (IMO)
      1. Convention to facilitate international maritime traffic (FAL);
      2. Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL);
      3. Electronic commerce applied to the facilitation of maritime transport.
  12. Customs and Border Crossings Administration.
    1. Dispatch of Cross-Border Trade;
    2. The Revised Kyoto Convention of the World Customs Organization;
    3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE).
  13. Security of the Supply Chain and Foreign Trade Facilitation;
  14. SAFE Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade of the World Customs Organization. Authorized Economic Operator (AEO);
  15. Payment and Trade Facilitation (Buy-Send-Pay Model).
    1. Electronic Payments and Invoices.
  16. Supply Chain Finance Instruments and Trade Facilitation (Letters of Credit, Guarantees, Collections, Factoring);
  17. Electronic Commerce Solutions;
  18. Case Study:
    1. Single Window Implementation in Mozambique;
    2. Ghana National Single Window Programme – A Phased;
    3. Business Process Analysis in Cambodia;
    4. Customs modernization in Jordan;
    5. Interagency Collaboration for SW Implementation: Thailand's Experience;
    6. Trade Facilitation and Logistics in Ukraine (IWG) as the basis for a national trade facilitation committee.

The objectives of the subject «Foreign Trade Facilitation» are the following:

  1. Understand the fundamentals and domains (purchases, transport, customs, payments) of foreign trade facilitation programs;
  2. Learn about the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement;
  3. Analyze the impact of trade facilitation programs on the global supply chain and related programs of major institutions;
  4. Analyze the Buy-Send-Pay Model (CEFACT / UN).

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

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Online African Students (Masters, Doctorate, Foreign Trade, International Business)

The Subject «Foreign Trade Facilitation» belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Foreign Trade Management, Foreign Trade Assistant, Non-tariff Measures to Trade.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Foreign Trade Management

Logistics Courses: International Transport, Maritime Transport, Multimodal, Road, Rail, Transport in Africa.

Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Online Professional Diploma in International Trade

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport, Transport in Africa.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): Global Logistics, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Facilitation des échanges Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Facilitación del Comercio Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Facilitação do Comércio.

Area of Knowledge: Foreign trade.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) FAL Convention, SOLAS, Transport of goods by Sea

Non-tariff Measures to Trade. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Related information

  1. International Maritime Transport Facilitation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO);
  2. Electronic commerce applied to the maritime transport facilitation;
  3. International Road Transport Facilitation of the International Road Transport Organization (IRU);
  4. Protocol Relating to Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries (PTN);
  5. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).

Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master): Multimodal / Combined Transport

FIATA transport documents:

  1. Negotiable Combined Transport Bill of Lading (FIATA FBL);
  2. Non-negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Waybill (FIATA FWB);
  3. Electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL Bill of Lading);
  4. Forwarders Certificate of Receipt (FIATA FCR);
  5. Forwarders Certificate of Transport (FIATA FCT);
  6. Warehouse Receipt (FIATA FWR).

International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods. Economic Commission for Europe

Trade Facilitation

In a highly globalized and competitive economy, companies, governments and trade blocs seek to implement measures that simplify exports and imports, that is, measures to facilitate foreign trade.

These measures should facilitate the attraction of foreign direct investments, the competitiveness of all agents in the foreign trade chain and the integration of markets.

In recent years, significant progress has been made in trade facilitation: reduction of the quota system and tariffs. However, there is still a lack of transparency in many regulations, excessively bureaucratic customs clearance processes (slow and expensive), disproportionate documentary requirements...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has included trade facilitation in multilateral trade negotiations.

Virtually all free trade agreements include chapters on foreign trade facilitation.

The main objective of the trade facilitation programs implemented by governments is to improve cross-border trade (time, costs, security).

Many institutions at the global and regional level have developed trade facilitation programs: United Nations, UNCTAD, World Customs Organization, IATA, UNECE (Economic Commission for Europe) and IMO.

Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

WTO agreements related to trade facilitation:

  1. Agreement on Customs Valuation;
  2. Preshipment Inspection;
  3. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI);
  4. Agreement on Rules of Origin.

Agreement on Preshipment Inspection of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

See also:

  1. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT);
  2. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions;
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  4. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
  5. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  6. Safeguards. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG);
  7. World Customs Organization (WCO);
  8. Customs and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Revised Kyoto Convention. Simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures. World Customs Organization (WCO)

Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) World Trade Organization (WTO)

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