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The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO Mercator Programme Approach to Implementation

The “WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO Mercator Programme Approach to Implementation” provides an overview of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (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, bringing forth the lessons learnt under the WCO’s TA/CB activities and national best practices shared by Members, as well as TFA-related recommendations stemming from WCO working bodies. It also pulls together relevant open-source information. The INTRODUCTION may serve as support and a potential capacity building tool for both Members and experts in providing support in TFA implementation.”