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WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations

Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are currently negotiating on trade facilitation, in order to establish WTO rules in this area. Customs administrations have significant expertise in border/trade procedures and will be the key government agency for implementing future WTO commitments on trade facilitation. This section includes WCO and WTO documents related to the WTO trade facilitation negotiations.

All enquiries concerning trade facilitation negotiations at the WTO should be directed to the following email address: facilitation(at)wcoomd.org

WTO Documents


Agreement on Trade Facilitation 10 December 2013
Joint Statement - Trade Facilitation Assistance 22 December 2005

Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration

11 January 2006

WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiating Group Meeting

24 October 2012

GATT Article V, VIII and X

25 August 2004

Decision adopted by the WTO General Council of 1 August 2004: Modalities for the negotiations on Trade Facilitation

1 August 2004

WCO Documents


Dublin Resolution on the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation new [ru] 12 December 2013
WTO Trade Facilitation Toolkit  
 A preliminary study on the impacts of the WTO Doha Development Agenda Negotiations on Customs  
 Analysis of the WTO draft consolidated negotiating text (TN/TF/W/165)  21 July 2011

WCO Information Sheets on key trade facilitation measures

16 November 2005

Indicative list of the WTO proposals

23 November 2005

WCO self-assessment checklists for GATT Articles V, VIII and X

9 February 2005

Information Note : WCO instruments and GATT Articles V, VIII and X

9 February 2005

WCO Press Release

17 November 2005

Message from the International Customs community to the 5th WTO Ministerial Conference, Cancun, 10-14 September 2003

25 August 2004

WCO paper contribution to the WTO Council for Trade in Goods (2002 – 2003)

25 August 2004

Mission Reports : the WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiating Group Meeting

2005 February - March - May - June - September - October - November

2006 February - April - June - July

2007 January - March - April - June - July - October - November - December

2008 February - May - July - October - December

2009 February - April - June

6 August 2009

Presentations materials : Slides  12 June 2006



WCO tools promoted at Fourth WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade 10 July 2013