Atelier Facilitation du commerce OMC (fr)

Conference or seminar
Date24 Mar. 2014 - 28 Mar. 2014


In December 2013, WTO Members concluded the negotiations of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali. Upon entry into force, the TFA will create binding obligations for WTO members to improve customs procedures, transparency and efficiency as well as cooperation amongst border regulatory agencies and private sector. The Agreement also contains provision for technical assistance and capacity building to support the implementation in developing and least-developed countries. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) requested the ITC to present on the implications and opportunities for the Postal Sector in Europe and CIS countries in the First regional forum on e-commerce and MSMEs business development: “Postal sector opportunities in facilitating e-commerce and MSME business development”.