1.1 Each Member, to the extent possible and in accordance with its national law and legal order, shall provide traders and other interested parties with the opportunity and a reasonable period of time to decide on the proposal to introduce or amend laws and regulations of general application relating to the movement, release and registration of goods. including goods in transit. Launch your National Trade Facilitation Committees by inviting traders: Public-private partnerships are the cornerstones needed to implement the WTO`s TFA to succeed. Who knows better than merchants the bottlenecks in business processes? It is therefore important to invite them to participate in the committees. In addition, NTFC should share synergies with other national committees, such as sanitary and phytosanitary regulatory committees or committees on technical barriers to trade, and promote regional platforms. 2. Each Member shall cooperate, as far as possible and to the extent possible, on mutually agreed terms with other Members with whom it shares a common border, in order to coordinate procedures at border crossing points in order to facilitate cross-border trade. Such cooperation and coordination may include: 4.4 Each Member shall base risk management on a risk assessment based on appropriate selectivity criteria. Those selectivity criteria may include, inter alia, the Harmonised System code, the nature and description of the goods, the country of origin, the country of origin from which the goods were dispatched, the value of the goods, the proof of conformity of the economic operators and the mode of transport. It is positive that seven LDCs have already communicated their indicative deadlines, although the deadline expires in two years (22 February 2021), giving donors a clear signal of their commitment to implement the agreement. In the special and differential treatment provisions, the TFA grants developing and least-developed countries a grace period in which both groups are exempted from the application of the Dispute Settlement Agreement (Article 20).
Given the level of development, the agreement provides for shorter periods for developing countries and longer periods, as well as a wider scope for least developed countries. Work on the Trade Facilitation Agreement continued after the Singapore Summit.  The main objective of these discussions was to gain a first understanding of the scope of the agreement. Defining a clearly defined role for the WTO has become a priority. The role played by wtOwould began relatively widely. The earliest proposal is that the WTO would be responsible for payments, insurance and other financial requirements in the area of international trade.  In the late 1990s, efforts by a number of countries to make WTO rules binding and not encouraged provoked a reaction to limit the scope and focus on certain aspects of the GATT. The two main areas of interest were Articles VIII and X of the GATT.  Technical assistance for trade facilitation is provided by the WTO, WTO members and other intergovernmental organizations, including the World Bank, the World Customs Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). .