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TRADE FACILITATION: WORKSHOP

Supporting Implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in the Post-Bali Context
Tuesday, June 10th 2014

This one-day workshop will highlight practical experiences in the implementation of various measures of the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. The WORKSHOP will also feature reports from countries that have conducted WTO Trade Facilitation Needs Assessments or UNCTAD Implementation Plans.

Moderator: Deputy Director General Yonov Frederick Agah

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Programme

9:30-9:50

COMESA Regional Transit Guarantee Scheme

Speaker: Mr. Berhane Giday, Chief Programme Officer, COMESA
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9:50-9:55

Comments by Mr. Platton, DG DEVCO EU

 

9:55- 10:15

Trade Facilitation Measures for Authorised Operators

Speakers: Mr. Frank Matsaert, Chief Executive Officer, Trade & Markets East Africa (TMEA).
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Mr Richard Kamajugo, Commissioner of Customs, Uganda Revenue Authority.
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10:15-10:20

Comments by HE Miss Karen Pierce, United Kingdom

 

10:20-10:40

Questions and discussion

 

10:40-11:00

Mobilizing Private Sector to Present their Perspective in TFA Implementation

Speaker: Ambassador Israhyananda Dhalladoo, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mauritius
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11:00-11:05

Comments by Dr. Mohammad Saeed on behalf of ITC/UNCTAD

 

11:05-11:25

Establishment of a National Trade Facilitation Committee in Lao PDR

Speaker: Mr. Konesawawang Nghardsaysone, World Bank Country Office, Lao PDR (on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce)

 

11:25-11:30

Comments by Gerard McLinden, World Bank

 

11:30-11:50

Implementation of Measures Relating to Articles 10.4 (Single window), 7.4 (Risk management) and 7.2 (electronic payment):  Senegal GAINDE Integral

Speaker: Mr. Alioune Dione, IT Director, Senegal Customs

 

11:50–11:55

Comments by Mr. Samson Bilangna, WCO
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11:55-12:15

Questions and discussion

 

12:15-12:30

Comments by Director General Roberto Azevêdo

 

2:00-2:20

WTO Needs Assessments –Experience of the GCC Countries Regional Assessment

Speaker: Ms Hilda Ali Rashid AL-HINAI, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman

 

2:20-2:25

Comments by Mr. Helge Lindrup, Norway

 

2:25- 2:30

Comments by Ms Sheri Rosenow, WTO

 

2:30- 2:50

UNCTAD Trade Facilitation Implementation Plans — Example of Dominica/OECS

Speaker:  Mr. Ricardo James, Permanent Delegation of the OECS
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2:50-2:55

Comments by Mr. Jan Hoffman, UNCTAD

 

2:55-3:15

Reports on National WTO Needs Assessments

Speakers: Mr. Javier Latorre, Commercial Attaché, Permanent Mission of Ecuador in Geneva

Mr Raoufou Issaka Moussa, Commercial Attaché, Permanent Mission of Niger in Geneva

 

3:15-3:35

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat — Debrief on Regional Workshop for Pacific Island Members (12-15 May)

Speaker: Mrs. Mere Falemaka, Permanent Representative, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
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3:35-3:40

Donor comment by HE Mr. Hamish McCormick, Australia

 

3:40-4:00

Trade Facilitation Support Program

Speakers:  Ms Christine Zhenwei Qiang and Ms Mona Haddad, World Bank (and interventions from the founding members)
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4:00-4:35

Questions and discussion

 

4:35-4:45

Closing remarks from the Moderator