WTO negotiations on trade facilitation began in July 2004 on the basis of a commitment to clarify and improve several articles of the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in order to further accelerate the movement of goods, the release and release of goods, including goods in transit. In addition, the mandate refers to provisions for effective cooperation between customs or other relevant authorities in trade facilitation and tariff compliance. In order to help importers and exporters take advantage of the trade opportunities offered by these agreements, the EU Trade Helpdesk provides a research tool to find specific product market information and general information on the EU market and EU trade agreements. Clear, organized and timely descriptions of import, export and transit operations from the professional perspective help countries comply with all the measures outlined in Article 1 of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, including investigative bodies. In December 2013, WTO members concluded negotiations for a trade facilitation agreement at a WTO ministerial conference in Bali as part of a broader “set” of Bali trade measures. In accordance with the Bali decision, the WTO General Council adopted an amendment protocol in November 2014 that inserts the new agreement into Schedule 1A of the Marrakesh WTO agreement. The protocol has been approved by WTO members. Article 1 urges countries to publish trade-related information and disseminate it on the internet. Therefore, this section requires strong coordination between public bodies, since several departments will be the custodians of the various legislation required by Article 1. The viability and effective functioning of an investigative body is determined by a country`s ability to seamlessly coordinate all relevant agencies and update information and documents in the event of a change. National trade facilitation committees would be essential in this regard. Intel therefore strongly supports the recent Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the 160 member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The agreement is making great strides globally in achieving effective trade procedures, including the removal of unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape at national borders, improving transparency and consistency in the application of customs rules, accelerating freight release times and obtaining import benefits for approved economic operators. Indeed, former WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy said that “removing trade barriers and cutting bureaucracy halfway… could boost the global economy by $22 trillion by more than $1 trillion. A properly implemented TFA would benefit Intel by eliminating burdens and uncertainties within its global supply chain, shortening overheads of market time, reducing storage costs and increasing access to the global market. While a one-stop shop should be able to answer questions about each border agency, a decentralized approach will require foreign traders or governments to go directly to the public body that deals with the specific issue raised in the question. For example, if the issue is related to drug importation rules, merchants should contact the Ministry of Health`s exploration department. Bureaucratic delays and “bureaucracy” weigh on traders for cross-border trade. Trade facilitation – the simplification, modernization and harmonization of export and import processes – has therefore become an important issue for the global trading system. A livello europeo strategie di trade facilities sono state intraprese, negli ultimi decenni dai policy maker, con l`introduzione di strumenti, alcuni dei quali si sono dimostrati scarsamente efficaci, altri pure presentando una elevata potenzialit