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Documents of the 10th session

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  Day 1 - Policy Matters  

I.

Opening and adoption of the Agenda  
a)       Opening of the Meeting by Ms. Ana Hinojosa, Director Compliance and Facilitation;  
b)       Election of Chairperson/Vice Chairperson  
c)       Adoption of the Draft Agenda and the Summary Document.

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II.

Keynote speech by H.E. Ambassador Dalia Kadišienė, Lithuanian Ambassador to the WTO and Chairperson of the WTO Trade Facilitation Committee (TFC)  

III.

WTO TFA Developments  
a)       WTO Secretariat – state of play TFA;
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b)       WCO Secretariat - feedback from the June 2018 WCO Policy Commission and Council Sessions;  
c)       Members – opportunity for Members to share their national experiences regarding ratification, categorization, preparation for implementation.  

IV.

Capacity Building  
A.       The Mercator Programme

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          a)       Update of achievements;
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          b)       Tailor made track;
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          c)       Opportunity for donors to report progress.  
B.       Implementing challenges faced by developing and least developed countries – panel discussion  

V.

TFAWG Terms of Reference

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VI.

TFAWG Work Programme and Annual Work Plan
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  Day 2 – Technical Matters  

VII.

National Committees on Trade Facilitation and Coordinated Border Management – Challenges and Solutions

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VIIIa.

Break-out session – Pre Arrival Processing (art. 7.1 TFA) and Expedited Shipments (art. 7.8 TFA)

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a)       Presentation of national experience regarding pre arrival processing (Mr. Georges Cantone, Customs Administration of France in break-out session 1;
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b)       Presentation of national experience regarding expedited shipments (tbc) in break-out session 2.  

VIIIb.

Plenary session (report from the break-out groups) – Pre Arrival Processing (art. 7.1 TFA) and Expedited Shipments (art. 7.8 TFA)  

IX.

Connecting the Trade Facilitation Dots – Wrap up of the 10th TFAWG by H.E. Ambassador Mirjam Blaak Sow, Ambassador of Uganda  

X.

Any Other Business  

XI.

Closing