Trade facilitation in WTO and beyond
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Published by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi .
Written in English


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Statementby Shashank Priya
The Physical Object
Pagination51 p.
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24991325M
LC Control Number2010317851

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After defining trade facilitation and highlighti ng the linkages between trade facilitation and WTO beyond the three GATT Articles under negotiation, this paper succinctly explores three emerging   After defining trade facilitation and highlighting the linkages between trade facilitation and WTO beyond the three GATT Articles under negotiation, this chapter succinctly explores three emerging (in the case of customs valuation, re-emerging) issues, drawing from other chapters in this book as well as other relevant literature: (a) trade   WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT: A BUSINESS GUIDE FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BTPE v Acknowledgements Malcolm McKinnon, former Head of Trade in Services at the United Kingdom’s Department for Trade and Industry, and former Chief Executive of SITPRO Ltd, the United Kingdom’s trade facilitation body, is the author of this ://   National Trade Facilitation Committees: Beyond compliance with the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement? While the notion of trade facilitation committees in a WTO agreement is a novelty; in reality, this kind of bodies have been existing for more than six ://

This book analyses the multilateral trading system's principles, rules, and procedures. It is not a legal text. It aims instead to provide an accessible (non‐technical) description of the rules of the game and a policy‐oriented economic assessment of the disciplines that have been negotiated by WTO members. The book provides a brief historical overview of the evolution of the trading sions in their PTAs that go beyond the WTO agreements: the 14 EC agreements con- the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Since then, more than new arrange-ments have been notified to the WTO, and the number of arrangements active in was about A large part of this expansion involves agreements where The Trade Facilitation Agreement is the latest expansion of responsibilities granted to the WTO. The organization itself represents the culmination of a year effort to build an international These include an amendment to the WTO's intellectual property agreement (TRIPS Agreement) aimed at improving developing countries' access to medicines, the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement, which entered into force in February , an amendment adopted in July to extend the frequency of peer review periods under the Trade Policy Review

  This study supplements UNCTAD’s recent research work on trade facilitation, including National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the World, published in , The New Frontier of Competitiveness in Developing Countries: Implementing Trade Facilitation, published in , Trade Facilitation in Regional Trade Agreements, published in , and several technical notes issued since , ?publicationid=   Most of the WTO’s agreements were the outcome of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. Some, including GATT , were revisions of texts that previously existed under GATT as multilateral or plurilateral agreements. Some, such as GATS, were new. The full package of multilateral Uruguay Round agreements is called the round’s Final :// Agriculture and food safety Anti-dumping, subsidies, safeguards Development and building trade capacity Dispute settlement Economic research and trade policy analysis Environment Government procurement Information technology and e-commerce Intellectual property Market access Regional trade agreements Services Technical barriers to trade The WTO Trade facilitation and customs valuation Trade Reducing trade costs is essential for developing economies to effectively use trade as an engine of growth and sustainable development. As a result, trade facilitation and the digitalization of trade procedures have taken increasing importance as evidenced by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), as well as the growing number of regional and subregional initiatives for facilitating the