National Workshop on the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)National Workshop on the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)

Background
Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) is an agreement that adopted in the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali December 2013. ATF contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. It also sets out measures for effective cooperation between customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliance issues. Although trade facilitation is not an unfamiliar issue, collective understanding amongst stakeholders both in national and local level still needs to be addressed. Since trade facilitation issue has turned into a formal regulation in WTO, collective understanding will enable stakeholders to achieve better collaboration both in ratifying ATF to national regulations and implement it in each authorities. read more