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TRADE FACILITATION: WORKSHOP

WCO Supporting Implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation
Monday, 16 June 2014 — Geneva, WTO Headquarters (Room S1)

This half-day event is organized with the objective of familiarizing delegates to the WTO and International Organizations based in Geneva with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and its work related to implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA). The information session will provide an overview of the work carried out so far and the plans ahead, as well as the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (TA/CB) methodology and deliverables.

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10:00-10:10

Remarks by the WTO Director General Mr. Roberto Azevêdo
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10:10-10:30

Introduction to the WCO by Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General
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10:30-11:30

Role of the WCO and the Customs community in implementing the TFA

  • Dublin Resolution
  • WCO Instruments and tools
  • Working group on the WTO TFA, report by the Chairperson (tbc)
  • ATF Implementation Guidance web tool
  • Cooperation with other regulatory and border agencies...

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11:30-12:30

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • WCO’s TA/CB methodology
  • Needs expressed so far and how to submit a request
  • Donor engagement and upcoming events
  • Project Map Database
  • Project management and examples of national and regional projects ....

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12:30-13:00

Q&A session and general discussion
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