The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) came into force on 22 February 2017. This is the result of the Doha round of trade negotiations launched in 2001. The text of the TFA was adopted by WTO members at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali on 3 and 6 December 2013. The agreement entered into force in accordance with Article X:3 of the WTO agreement and members must individually accept the amendment to the WTO agreement by tabling an instrument for accepting the amendment protocol adopted on 27 November 2014. An updated list of members who have adopted the minutes is available on the WTO website. The Trade Facilitation Agreement is aimed at WTO members: 12.2 Nothing in this article should be construed as infringing on a member`s rights or obligations under these bilateral, multilateral or regional agreements, or that it regulates the exchange of customs information and data under these other agreements. 12.1 This article does not prevent a Member from concluding or maintaining a bilateral, multilateral or regional agreement on the exchange or exchange of customs information and data, even on a safe and fast basis, for example on an automatic basis. B or before the shipment arrives. 4.4 Each member is based on a risk assessment based on appropriate selectivity criteria. These selectivity criteria may include, among other things, the harmonized system code, the nature and designation of goods, the country of origin, the country of origin, the value of the goods, the registration of distributor compliance and the type of means of transport.
. (ii) a record management system to allow for the necessary internal controls; 5.1 The applicant member disposes, in accordance with paragraph 5.2: 1. For a period of two years from the time of the entry into force of this agreement, the provisions of Articles XXIII and XXIII of the 1994 GATT, as developed and applied in the Memorandum of Understanding on Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures, do not apply to the settlement of dispute disputes against a developing country regarding a provision that has been designated by the member in Category A. All exemptions and exemptions (23) from the 1994 GATT apply to the provisions of this agreement. The provisions of this agreement are governed by the exemptions granted to the 1994 GATT or part of it for the 1994 GATT, or part of them, in accordance with Articles IX:3 and IX:4 of the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, as well as any changes granted to the date of entry into force of this agreement. (b) the object for which the requesting member requests the information or documents and the names and contact information of the persons to whom the application relates, if they are known; Section I contains the substantive provisions, grouped into 12 articles, which cover the following areas: 2. The Committee sets up a panel of experts as soon as possible and no later than sixty days after the committee and no later than sixty days after receiving notification from the member of the developing or least developed country. The panel will address this issue and make a recommendation to the Committee within 120 days of its composition.