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Implementation Guidance for Section I

To support the harmonized implementation of the TFA by using core WCO instruments and tools, the WCO released an Implementation Guidance for Section I. For each TFA Article, it contains the following categories of information: Overview; Text of the TFA Article; relevant RKC Standards and RKC Guidelines; other relevant WCO tools; Member practices; and performance indicators. Select an article below to view more information


THE WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT AND THE WCO MERCATOR PROGRAMME APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTATION 

This publication complements the WCO Implementation Guidance web tool and represents an Introduction to this Guide. While the Implementation Guidance concentrates on the individual trade facilitation provisions of Section I in greater detail, this document was developed to provide an overview of the TFA, the history behind it, the key steps required for accession to and compliance with the TFA, including sequencing of implementation, provision of technical assistance/capacity building (TA/CB) and monitoring.

  • Article 1

    Publication and availability of information
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  • Article 2

    Opportunity to comment, information before entry into force and consultations
    eight
  • Article 3

    Advance rulings
    three
  • Article 4

    Procedures for appeal or review
    six
  • Article 5

    Other measures to enhance impartiality, non discrimination and transparency
    ten
  • Article 6

    Disciplines on fees and charges imposed on or in connection with importation and exportation and penalties
    nine
  • Article 7

    Release and clearance of goods
    one
  • Article 8

    Border agency cooperation
    seven
  • Article 9

    Movement of Goods Intended for Import Under Customs Control
    two
  • Article 10

    Formalities connected with importation and exportation and transit
    five
  • Article 11

    Freedom of transit
    four
  • Article 12

    Customs cooperation
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