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WTO Trade Facilitation negotiating group meeting documents

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TN/TF/M/49 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 3-6 December 2012 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/48 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 8-12 October 2012 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/47 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 9-13 July 2012 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/46 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 16-19 April Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/45 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2012 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/44 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 9-11 November 2011 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/7 Chairman of the TFNG Report by the Chairman of the NG
TN/TF/M/43 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 26-30 September 2011 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 11 - 15 July 2011 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 6-10/06/2011 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 4-8/04/2011 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 14-18/02/2011 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 29/11 - 3/12 2010 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 4 - 8 October 2010 Summary Minutes
 
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 12 - 16 July 2010 Summary Minutes
WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 31 May - 4 June 2010 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/32 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 9 - 13 November 2009 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/31 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 5 - 9 October 2009 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/30 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 29 June - 3 July 2009 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/29 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 27 April - 1 May 2009 Summary Minutes
WT/MIN(11)/11
Chairman's concluding Statement
Eight Ministerial Conference
Eight Ministerial Conference Chairman's Summary
WT/MIN(09)/18 Chairman of the Seventh Ministerial Conference  Seventh Ministerial Conference Chairman's Summary
TN/TF/6 Chairman of the TFNG Report by the Chairman of the NG

 

TN/TF/M/28 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 1-3 December 2008 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/27 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 23-27 February 2009 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/26 WTO Secretariat
Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 13-17 October
2008
Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/25 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 14-18 July 2008 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/24 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting held on 26-30 May 2008 Summary Minutes
TN/TF/M/23 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting on 18-22 February 2008 Summary minutes
TN/TF/M/22 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting on 10-14 December 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/21 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting on 5-9 November 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/20 WTO Secretariat Summary Minutes of the meeting on 1-3 October 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/19

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 16-20 July 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/18

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 7-8 June 2006

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/17

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 30 April and 1 May 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/16

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 12-13 March 2007

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/15/ and Corr.1

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 24-26 July 2006

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/14

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 6 and 7 June 2006

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/13

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 5-7 April 2006

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/12

WTO Secretariat

Summary Minutes of the meeting on 15-16 February 2006

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/11
11/Corr.1

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 9-11 and 18 November 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/10

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 24-25 October 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/9
9/Corr.1

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 5-6 October 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/8

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 19-20 September 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/7

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 25-26 July 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/6

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 13-14 June 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/5

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 2-3 May 2004

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/4

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 22-24 March 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/3

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 7-9 February 2005

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/2

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 22-23 November 2004

Summary minutes

TN/TF/M/1

WTO Secretariat

Summary minutes of the meeting on 15 November 2004

Summary minutes

 
TN/TF/W/188 Malaysia Communication PROPOSAL ON ADVANCE RULINGS (ARTICLE 3.1.2)
TN/TF/W/187 United States Communication ARTICLE 1: PUBLICATION AND AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION
TN/TF/W/186 Angola and Egypt Communication INCLUSION OF PRE-SHIPMENT INSPECTION
TN/TF/W/185 Canada and Switzerland Communication Expedited shipments (Article 7.7)
TN/TF/W/184

Australia, Brazil and New Zealand

Communication TRADE FACILITATION MEASURES FOR PERISHABLE GOODS
 TN/TF/W/183  United States  Communication  
United States Assistance on Trade Facilitation (update to TN/TF/W/71)
 TN/TF/W/182  United States  Proposal Text  Expedited shipments (Article 7.7)
 TN/TF/W/181  India  Proposal Text  
Article V of the GATT: aircraft in transit
 TN/TF/W/180  Canada  Proposal Text  Clarifying and improving GATT Article V: Aircraft in Transit
 TN/TF/W/179  Egypt and Turkey  Discussion Paper  Proposed additional text on penalties imposed on traffic in transit
 TN/TF/W/178  Turkey  Proposal Text  Discussion paper on inclusion of the goods moved via fixed intrastructure into the definition of traffic in transit
 TN/TF/W/177  WTO Secretariat  note by the Secretariat  Summary of WTO Trade Facilitation Needs Assessments Results
TN/TF/W/176 Turkey Proposal Text
Clarifying and improving GATT Article 5; Voluntary restraints on transit traffic
TN/TF/W/175 ACP Group Proposal Text Technical and Financial Assistance
TN/TF/W/174 Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mauritius Proposal Text
Article 10;
Implementation of Provisions
TN/TF/W/173  ACP Group Proposal text Written comments for the Consolidated text
TN/TF/W/172 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Legal language for S & D Treatment Proposal on S & D
TN/TF/W/171 Norway S & D and Dispute Settlement Proposal on Dispute Settlement
TN/TF/W/170 Switzerland Temporary Admission of Goods/ Inward and outward processing Comments and Textual Suggestions for inclusion in the draft text
TN/TF/W/169 United States

DRAFT TEXT ON PENALTY DISCIPLINES

Comments and Textual Suggestions for inclusion in the draft text
TN/TF/W/168 China, Singapore Comments and Textual Suggestions Comments and Textual Suggestions for inclusion in the draft text
TN/TF/W/167 Benin, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, European Union, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania on behalf of the LDC Group, United States, Viet Nam, Zambia COMMENTS AND TEXTUAL SUGGESTIONS Comments and textual suggestions submitted after the TFNG in November 2009
TN/TF/W/166 Corr. 1 The United States Transition Provision for developing and least developed Country Members Textual proposal on transition provision for developing and least-developed countries
TN/TF/W/165 Rev.18 WTO Secretariat Draft consolidated negotiating text
TN/TF/W/164 CHINA, KOREA, THE SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU, KINMEN, AND MATSU AND SWITZERLAND Proposal on Risk Management Textual proposal on risk management
TN/TF/W/163 ARGENTINA TEXTUAL SUGGESTIONS FOR THE DRAFT CONSOLIDATED NEGOTIATING TEXT Written comments for the consolidated text
TN/TF/W/162 NEW ZEALAND TEXTUAL SUGGESTIONS FOR THE DRAFT CONSOLIDATED NEGOTIATING TEXT Written comments for the consolidated text
TN/TF/W/161 THE ACP GROUP Special & Differential Treatment and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building TEXTUAL PROPOSALS OF THE ACP GROUP REGARDING THE S&DT AND TA/CB CHAPTER OF A FUTURE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT
TN/TF/W/160 Brazil, Chile, Cuba, European Communities and Malaysia COMMENTS AND TEXTUAL SUGGESTIONS Written comments for the consolidated text
TN/TF/W/159 European Communities Communication on WTO Trade Facilitation Proposals WTO Trade Facilitation Proposals
TN/TF/W/158 Honduras, Norway and Switzerland Discussion Paper regarding a National Committee on Trade Facilitation Draft proposal: National Committee onTrade Facilitation
TN/TF/W/157 Guatemala, Honduras,Honk Kong China, Norway,the separate Customs Territory of Tawain, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, and Switzerland Discussion Paper regarding a Trade Facilitation Committee Textual proposal on Trade Facilitation Committee
TN/TF/W/156 Uganda and United States Prohibiting Consularization Requirements: Fulfilling a Longstanding Trade Facilitation Objective Prohibiting Consularization Requirements
Honk Kong China, Japan, Mongolia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey Proposal on Publication and Availability of Information Textual proposal on publication and availability of information and enquiry points

Canada

Customs Cooperation

Textual proposal on cooperation mechanism for Customs compliance

Australia , Canada , Turkey , United States

Draft Text on Advance Rulings Textual proposal on advance rulings
Angola Pre-shipment inspections Written response to TN/TF/W/108
TN/TF/W/151 US Technical Assistance And Capacity Building US technical assistance and capacity building projects
Egypt Initiatives undertaken by the General Organization for Exports and Imports Control (GOEIC) related to Trade Facilitation Egypt's experience: Reform and restructure of trade procedures and measures

EC

Technical Assistance And Capacity Building

EC technical assistance and capacity building projects

TN/TF/W/148

China

Draft Text on the Introduction of Risk Management

Textual proposal on risk management

TN/TF/W/147

Core Group of Developing Countries, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the African Group, and the Least-Developed Countries Group

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Implementation mechanism, linkage between the implementation of obligations and technical assistance and capacity building

TN/TF/W/146/Rev.2

Georgia, Paraguay, Turkey [15]

Proposal on a Free and Transparent Transit Regime in Road Transportation

Textual proposal on a Free and Transparent Transit Regime in Road Transportation

TN/TF/W145

US

Draft Text on Internet Publication

Textual proposal on Internet Publication

TN/TF/W144/Rev.2

US

Revised Draft Text on Expedited Shipments

Textual proposal on Expedited Shipments

TN/TF/W143/Rev.8

Prepared by the World Bank in Cooperation with the WTO Secretariat and other Annex D Organizations

WTO Negotiations on Trade FacilitationSelf Assessment Guide

Self Assessment Guide for technical assistance and capacity building support needs and priorities

TN/TF/W/142

Bangladesh, Botswana, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Proposal on Implementation Mechanism for Special and Differential Treatment(S&D) and Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (TACB) Support

Textual proposal on implementation mechanism of trade facilitation

TN/TF/W/141

Chinese Taipei

Establishing a committee of trade facilitation

Textual proposal on the establishment of a Committee of Trade Facilitation

TN/TF/W/140

Chinese Taipei, Korea, Switzerland

Proposal on risk management

Textual proposal on risk management

TN/TF/W/139/Rev.1

Korea, Japan [13]

Proposal on release time of goods

Textual proposal on release time of goods

TN/TF/W/138/Rev.3

Korea, Singapore, Thailand

Proposal on single window

Textual proposal on single window

TN/TF/W/137

Albania, Armenia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EC, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uruguay [1]

Implementation mechanism of trade facilitation commitments including key elements for technical assistance

Textual proposal on implementation mechanism of trade facilitation commitments

TN/TF/W/136/Rev.1

Switzerland

Draft text on separation of release from clearance

Textual proposal on separation of release from clearance

TN/TF/W/135

Pakistan

Customs administrative reforms (CARE): Pakistan’s experience in trade facilitation

Pakistan’s experience: Pakistan Customs Computerized System

TN/TF/W/134/Rev.1

China, Indonesia, Korea

Proposal on post-clearance audit

Textual proposal on post-clearance audit

TN/TF/W/133/Rev.3 and Corr.1

Armenia, EC, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Paraguay, Rwanda, Switzerland [16]

Transit – Compilation of textual proposals in TN/TF/W/113 and TN/TF/W/119

Textual proposal on transit (including: scope, definition, exception, non-discrimination, fees and charges, transparency, formalities and document requirements, promotion of regional transit arrangements, bonded transport system, use of international standards, cooperation and coordination, periodic review, on and connected to transit)

TN/TF/W/132/Rev.1

Turkey

Proposal on Internet publication

Textual proposal on: single national enquiry points; national TF Website; and notification to the Trade Facilitation Committee

TN/TF/W/131/ Rev.1

Mongolia, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland

The use of international standards

Textual proposal on the use of international standards

TN/TF/W/130/ Rev.1

Mongolia, Norway, Switzerland

Simplification and harmonization of trade documents

Textual proposal on the use of international standards on trade documents/data

TN/TF/W/129/Rev.2

Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Regional approaches to trade facilitation: enquiry points

Enquiry points at the regional level

TN/TF/W/128/Rev.2

Canada, Norway

Draft text on border agency coordination

Textual proposal on border agency coordination

TN/TF/W/127

Cuba

Improvement and clarification of Article V of the GATT: strengthening of the principles of non-discrimination and most-favoured-nation treatment

Textual proposal on non-discrimination and MFN treatment in transit

TN/TF/W/126

NZ

Objective criteria for tariff classification

Textual proposal on objective criteria for tariff classification

TN/TF/W/125

Australia, Canada, US

Draft text on advance rulings

Textual proposal on advance rulings

TN/TF/W/124/Rev.2

Hong Kong China, Switzerland

Reduction/limitation and periodic review of formalities and documentation requirements

Textual proposal on reduction/limitation and periodic review of formalities and documentation requirements

TN/TF/W/123/Rev.2

India, South Africa, Sri Lanka[2]

Cooperation mechanism for Customs compliance

Textual proposal on cooperation mechanism for Customs compliance

TN/TF/W/122

India

Proposal on GATT Article X

Textual suggestion on: import alert/rapid alert; detention; testing procedures

TN/TF/W/121

India

Proposal on GATT Article VIII

Textual suggestion on: uniform border procedures, document requirements, authorized trader criteria, harmonized risk management system, in a Customs union; options of destruction/re-shipment in case of rejection

TN/TF/W/120/Rev.1

Turkey

Advance ruling

Textual proposal on advance ruling by Customs administrations

TN/TF/W/119

Mongolia, Paraguay, Rwanda, Switzerland

Trade Facilitation: Improvement of elements related to transit

Textual proposal on the use of international trade facilitation standards regarding transit

TN/TF/W/118

Chinese Taipei

Institutional Matters related to trade facilitation

Establishment of WTO Committee on Trade Facilitation

TN/TF/W/117R1.e

Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Switzerland

Proposal on pre-arrival processing

Textual proposal on pre-arrival processing

TN/TF/W/116/ Rev.1

Japan, Mongolia

Proposal on appeal procedures

Textual proposal on appeal procedures

TN/TF/W/115/Rev.1

Hong Kong China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Switzerland

Proposal on prior publication and consultation

Textual proposal on prior publication and consultation

Japan, Mongolia, Switzerland

Proposal on publication and availability of information

Textual proposal on publication and availability of information and enquiry points

TN/TF/W/113

Armenia, EC, Kyrgyz republic, Mongolia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova

Transit

Textual proposal on transit

TN/TF/W/112

Hong Kong China, Korea, Switzerland

Acceptance of commercially available information and of copies (H.1.F)

Textual proposal on the acceptance of commercially available information and of copies

TN/TF/W/111

NZ

Objective criteria for tariff classification

Key elements of objective criteria for tariff classification

TN/TF/W/110

EC, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Switzerland

Customs brokers

Textual proposal on Customs brokers

TN/TF/W/109/Rev.1

EC, Chinese Taipei, Switzerland

Authorized traders

Textual proposal on authorized traders

TN/TF/W/108

EC, Chinese Taipei

Pre-shipment inspections

Textual proposal on pre-shipment inspections

TN/TF/W/107

EC, Korea, Switzerland

Fees and charges

Fees and charges

TN/TF/W/106 /Rev. 13

WTO Secretariat

List of documents

All the documents circulated to the TF Negotiating Group until 12 August 2008

TN/TF/W/105

ASEAN

Experience on the development of the ASEAN Single Window

Experience paper on Single Window

TN/TF/W/104

Uganda, US

Consularization

Textual proposal on consularization

TN/TF/W/103

India

Cooperation mechanism for customs compliance

Exchange of specific information, methodology of exchange, technical assistance and capacity building

TN/TF/W/102

Costa Rica, EC, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, NZ, Singapore, Switzerland

Proposal on prior publication and consultation

Consultation and commenting on new/amended rules, information on policy objectives, time periods between publication and implementation, regular consultations between border agencies and traders, GATT Articles XX and XXI

TN/TF/W/101

Chinese Taipei, EC, Japan, Korea, Mongolia

Proposal on release time of goods

Key elements of release time

TN/TF/W/100 and Corr.1

Chile, EC, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Singapore

Proposal on the introduction of single window/one-time submission

Key elements of single window

TN/TF/W/99

Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, NZ, Singapore, Switzerland

Proposals on risk management

Key elements of risk management

TN/TF/W/98

Chinese Taipei, EC, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, NZ, Pakistan, Switzerland

Proposals on pre-arrival processing

Introduction of procedures; international standards and practices as a basis

TN/TF/W/97

Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Japan, Mongolia, NZ

Proposals on appeal procedures

Opportunity to raise complaints informally and easily; right of appeal

TN/TF/W/96

Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, EC, Japan, Mongolia, NZ , Singapore, Switzerland

Proposals on publication and availability of information

Key elements of publication and availability of information

TN/TF/W/95

African Group

Implementing the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building and Special and Differential Treatment (SDT) Mandates of Annex D of the July 2004 Framework

Key elements of technical assistance and capacity building, SDT

TN/TF/W/94

EC, Hong Kong China, Korea, Switzerland

Proposals on fees and charges connected with importation and exportation

Fees and charges, publication

TN/TF/W/93

EC

Technical assistance and capacity building

EC technical assistance and capacity building projects

TN/TF/W/92

Hong Kong China, Korea, Switzerland

Acceptance of commercially available information and of copies

Acceptance of commercially available information and of copies

TN/TF/W/91

US

Express shipments

Expedited procedures, pre-arrival processing, single manifest, “de minimis”

TN/TF/W/90 and Corr.1

Chinese Taipei, EC

Proposal on pre-shipment inspections

Elimination of mandatory use of pre-shipment inspections

TN/TF/W/89

Chile, Peru, US

Internet publication

Internet publication to meet obligations under Article X GATT

TN/TF/W/88

Chinese Taipei, EC, Switzerland

Proposal on customs brokers

Elimination of mandatory use of customs brokers

TN/TF/W/87

Chinese Taipei, EC, Switzerland

Proposal on authorized traders

Authorized traders, risk management

TN/TF/W/86

Uganda, US [3]

Consularization

Prohibition of requiring consular transactions

TN/TF/W/85

Chile, Korea, Norway, Switzerland

The use of international standards

Use of international standards for national/regional customs procedures, UN Layout Key, UNeDocs, UN/EDIFACT

TN/TF/W/84

Canada, EC, Peru, Switzerland

Separation of release from clearance and other measures to simplify release and clearance

Release of goods upon provision of guarantee/security, post-release reconciliation of documents and duties, periodical declarations and duty payment

TN/TF/W/83

Canada, EC, NZ

Border Agency Coordination

Elements, S&DT, technical assistance and capacity building

TN/TF/W/82
and Corr.1

China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

A proposal on the process of Trade Facilitation Negociations

Technical assistance, capacity building, dispute settlement

TN/TF/W/81
TN/TF/W/81A1

Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru Uruguay [4]

Special and Differential Treatment: Application and inter-relationship with commitments arising from the negotiations on Trade Facilitation

Mechanism for S&DT: Capacity self-assessment; notification; capacity development; confirmation of capacity acquisition

TN/TF/W/80

Australia, Canada, US

Common elements of Advance rulings

Advance rulings

TN/TF/W/79

Armenia, Canada, EC, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, NZ, Paraguay, Moldova [5]

Proposals on Transit

(compilation of Transit-related proposals)

TN/TF/W/78

India

Proposals on GATT Article X

Identification needs and priorities, uniform standards in a Customs union, imports alerts/rapid alerts and termination process, notification of detention to the traders, second confirmatory testing, appeal mechanism

TN/TF/W/77

India

Proposal on GATT Article VIII

Identification needs and priorities, uniform application of standards, testing method, authorized trader, etc. within a Customs union, destruction/re-shipment

TN/TF/W/76

WTO Secretariat

Technical assistance and capacity building on trade facilitation

S&D, capacity building

TN/TF/W/75

Egypt

Egypt’s national experience concerning measures related to Articles V, VIII and X of GATT 1994: Future needs and priorities

Publication of information (inclu. Regulations, judicial decree, penalty provisions, fees), Internet publication, enquiry points, interval between publication and implementation, prior consultation

TN/TF/W/74

Kyrgyz, Modova

Special flexibilities and technical assistance and capacity building for small low-income countries in transition

S&D, capacity building

TN/TF/W/73

Mauritius (on behalf of the ACP Group)

Issues in the negotiations on trade facilitation and the importance of promoting development objectives through technical assistance and capacity building

S&D, capacity building, technical and financial assistance, their linkage with the commitments, identification of needs and priorities, inter-agency coordinating mechanism

TN/TF/W/72

WTO Secretariat

Draft Hong Kong report

(Draft ministerial language for Hong Kong Ministerial Conference: not the final one)

TN/TF/W/71

US

Unied States Assistance on Trade Facilitation

Capacity building

TN/TF/W/70

Chile

Articles V, VIII and X of the GATT 1994

Tansit-related matters (periods and route, fees and charges, cross-border co-operation), fees and charges, single window, pre-arrival processing, standardized documentation, Internet publication, WTO TF Webpage, national contact points and consultation mechanism, national registration of cases against the disclosure and publication, advance ruling

TN/TF/W/69

Egypt

Reforming Customs authority, fighting corruption, and the use of computers (Egypt's National Experience)

Single window, risk management, post-clearance audit, pre-arrival clearance, procedures for authorized traders, fees and charges, use of regionally standardized documents, use of ICT, transparency, Internet publication

TN/TF/W/68

India, Sri Lanka[6]

Cooperation mechanism for Customs compliance

Customs information exchange

TN/TF/W/67

NZ, Norway, Switzerland

Clarifications and improvements in GATT Article VIII (fees and formalities connected with importation and exportation)

Standardized documentation requirements

TN/TF/W/66

Australia

Binding advance rulings (Australia's experience)

Binding advance rulins

TN/TF/W/65

Guatemala

Guatemala: Experience in implementing a special procedure for the rapid clearance of express consignments

Clearance for express shipments, electronic pre-arrival data processing, use of international standards, de minimis, risk management, partnership with the trade

TN/TF/W/64

Cuba

Improvement and clarification of Article V of the GATT: Strengthening of the principles of non-discrimination and most favored nation treatment

Transit, non-discrimination

TN/TF/W/63

Pakistan, Switzerland

Communication on Development-related issues in trade facilitation

WTO Trade Facilitation Committee, Capacity building

TN/TF/W/62,
62/Corr.1

Chinese Taipei

Establishing a long-term mechanism on trade facilitation matters

Long-term mechanism, capacity building, use of international standards

TN/TF/W/61

Thailand

Trade facilitation: Thailand's experience

Use of ICT, single window, one-stop, appeals, risk management, business partnership

TN/TF/W/60

Dominican Republic

Proposal on reinforcing the ethical conduct of staff and the integrity of Customs administrations

Integrity

TN/TF/W/59

WTO Secretariat

Identification of Trade Facilitation Needs and Priorities (Paragraph 4 of the Negotiating Mandate) Self-Assessment Questionnaire and Inventory

Trade Facilitation needs and priorities

TN/TF/W/58

Singapore

GATT Article VIII (fees and formalities connected with importation and importation)

Single Window

TN/TF/W/57

India, US

Proposal by India and the United States

Information exchange

TN/TF/W/56

African Group

Operationalizing Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Trade Facilitation

Capacity building

TN/TF/W/55

Korea

Post-Clearance audit in Korea

Post-clearance audit

TN/TF/W/54

WTO Secretariat

Tecnical Assistance and Capacity Building on Trade Facilitation

Capacity building

TN/TF/W/53

Japan

Explanatory note on pre-arrival examination – Japan’s experience

Pre-arrival processing

TN/TF/W/52

Japan

Trade Facilitation: Technical Assistance Activities of Japan

Capacity building

TN/TF/W/51

World Bank

WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations Support Guide

Capacity building for fuller participation in the negotiations

TN/TF/W/50

Malaysia

Trade Facilitation:
Malaysia’s experience

Fees and charges, Juxtaposed offices, use of international standards, use of ICT, Single Window, coordinated intervention, Expedited procedures for express shipments, Procedures for authorized traders, Risk management, Collateral/monetary security, regular consultative mechanism, use of ICT

TN/TF/W/49

China, Korea

Clarification and improvement of GATT Article VIII applying risk management

Risk management, definition, use of ICT, the operational elements

Post-clearance audit, Procedures for authorized traders

TN/TF/W/48

Norway

Border agency coordination

Customs work on behalf of the neighboring countries

TN/TF/W/47

Singapore

GATT V (Freedom of Transit)

Transit, risk management, standard time, admissible charges and fees, WCO discussions, regional/international co-operation

TN/TF/W/46

EC

Improvements to GATT Article VIII on formalities and requirements connected with importation and exportation and related proposals on special and differential treatment and technical assistance

WTO principles, documents and formalities (simplification, national uniform Customs code, Single Window), standard processing time, non-discrimination in modes of transport, phasing-out of mandatory use of Customs brokers, simplified procedures (pre-arrival processing, rapid release procedures, post clearance audit, local clearance, periodic declaration), risk management, authorized traders, one-stop shop, objective criteria for tariff classification, elimination of PSI

TN/TF/W/45,
45/Corr.1

Turkey

Reflections on current proposals and some new proposals to improvement GATT Articles VIII and X

Harmonization of documents and data requirements, publication of Customs procedures in a flow-chart, publication of information, coverage and media (Websites), national enquiry points, summaries in the WTO official languages, WTO keywords-list, standard time, Single Window, remote filing, local clearance facilities, advance rulings, express shipments, acceptance of copies

TN/TF/W/44

Chinese Taipei

Experience in establishing a system for immediate release of express consignments

Express consignments, de minimis, simplified procedures, risk management, periodic declaration, guarantee, flexible hours of operation

TN/TF/W/43/R19

WTO Secretariat

WTO Negotiations on Trade Facilitation - Compilation of Members' Textual Proposals

(compilation of the text-form proposals)

TN/TF/W/42 and Corr. 1

Japan

Explanatory note on risk management – Japan’s experience

Risk management, publication of standard time

TN/TF/W/41

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay [7]

Links between the elements of Annex D

Linkages between: rules, needs and priority, implementation capacity, TA/CB and S&D

TN/TF/W/40

Argentina

Proposal to improve and clarify Article X of the GATT 1994

WTO TF web page, national inventory of TF web pages, e-mail account, their notification to the WTO

TN/TF/W/39

Switzerland, Paraguay, Rwanda

Improvement of elements related to transit

Transit procedures, risk analysis, sealing, regional/international guarantee system, regional arrangements/RKC SA-E Cp1, use of ICT, pre-arrival processing

TN/TF/W/38

Singapore

Procedural elements for advance rulings

Operating procedure for advanced rulings

TN/TF/W/37

EC

Technical assistance and support for capacity building

Factors determining the success of capacity building

TN/TF/W/36

New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland

Clarifications and improvements in GATT Article VIII

Transparency, standardized formats

TN/TF/W/35

EC, Paraguay[8]

Freedom of transit

Transit, Transparency, charges, documentation, risk management, authorized traders, Single Windows, non-discrimination, guarantees

TN/TF/W/34

Korea

Improvement of GATT Article V : Minimization of burden on cargo in transit and differentiation of cargo undergoing transshipment

Usage of commercial documents, different treatment for transshipment goods

TN/TF/W/33

African Group

Trade facilitation

General comments, enhanced S&D treatment

TN/TF/W/32

Hong Kong China

Proposal for improving GATT Article X

Publication of information, prior notice and consultation

TN/TF/W/31

Hong Kong China

Proposal for improving GATT Article VIII

Simplification, standardization

TN/TF/W/30

Peru

Proposals relating to Articles V, VIII and X of the GATT

Inventory of TF measures, accession to WCO Conventions and transit-related instruments, risk management, pre-arrival processing, post-clearance audit, use of ICT, fees and charges, collateral/monetary security, express shipments, border agency co-ordination, publication of information, enquiry points, prior notice and consultation

TN/TF/W/29

China, Pakistan

Proposal on identifying trade facilitation needs and priorities of members

Identification of TF needs and priorities

TN/TF/W/28

Bolivia, Japan, Kyrgizstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Paraguay [9]

Trade facilitation: Improvement of certain elements contained in GATT Article V

Transit, non-discrimination, fees and charges, co-operation with neighboring countries, formalities and requirements, collateral/monetary security

TN/TF/W/27

Australia, Malaysia

APEC Workshop on the WTO Trade Facilitation negotiations summary report

(Divers)

TN/TF/W/26

China

Proposal on clarification and improvement of GATT Article X

Scope and methods of publication, enquiry point, prior-comment

TN/TF/W/25

Chinese Taipei

Possible measures to improve GATT Article VIII on fees

Fees and charges

TN/TF/W/24

NZ

Proposal to clarify and improve Article VIII and X

Prior comments, objective criteria for tariff classification, minimizing document requirements

TN/TF/W/23

EC, Australia

Clarifications and Improvements to GATT VIII: provisions on fees and charges

Fees and charges

TN/TF/W/22

Uganda, US

Consularization

Fees and charges

TN/TF/W/21

US

Release of goods

Collateral or monetary security

TN/TF/W/20

Canada

Possible commitments on border agency coordination

Border agency coordination

TN/TF/W/19

Australia, Canada

Possible commitments on enhanced clearance procedures – provision for collateral or monetary security

Collateral or monetary security, Separation of release from clearance

TN/TF/W/18

Korea

Clarification and improvement of Article VIII of the GATT: Reducing administrative burdens

Use of commercial document and copies, harmonization of data requirements and formats, Single Window, average time for clearance and release, pre-arrival processing, post clearance auditing, risk management

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Japan, Mongolia, Peru, Chinese Taipei[10]

Proposals to clarify and improve GATT Article VIII

Formalities, documentation requirements, penalties for minor breaches

TN/TF/W/16

WCO Secretariat

WCO Self-Assessment Checklists for GATT Articles V, VIII and X

Trade Facilitation needs and priorities

TN/TF/W/15

US

Express Shipments

Express Shipments

TN/TF/W/14

US

Fees

Fees

TN/TF/W/13

US

Proposal on transparency and publication

Internet publication

TN/TF/W/12

US

Advance Binding Rulings

Advance binding rulings

TN/TF/W/11

US

Introduction to proposals by the United States

Introduction to bite-size approach

TN/TF/W/10

Chinese Taipei

Some possible measures to improve GATT Article VIII and X

Pre-arrival clearance, risk management & post-clearance audit, clearance for express consignments, advance ruling, one-stop information centre

TN/TF/W/9

Canada, Australia[11]

Possible commitments on advance rulings

Advance ruling

TN/TF/W/8 and Corr. 1

Japan, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei, Pakistan, Peru [12]

Proposals to clarify and improve GATT Article X

Publication of information, enquiry points, advance rulings, prior notice and consultation, uniform administration, appeal procedures and due process, integrity

TN/TF/W/7 and Corr. 1

Korea

Clarification of Article X of the GATT: Publication and availability of information and prior commenting period on core measures

Publication of information, notification & prior commenting period, interval between publication and implementation, single national focal point, WTO notification

TN/TF/W/6 and Corr. 1

EC

Clarifications and Improvements to GATT X (“Publication and administration of trade regulations”)

Publication and availability of information, prior consultation, appeal procedures and due process

TN/TF/W/5

WTO Secretariat

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building on Trade Facilitation

Technical assistance and capacity building

TN/TF/W/4

WTO Secretariat

Article X of GATT 1994 – Scope and Application

GATT Article X

TN/TF/W/3

WTO Secretariat

Article VIII of GATT 1994 – Scope and Application

GATT Article VIII

TN/TF/W/2

WTO Secretariat

Article V of GATT 1994 – Scope and Application

GATT Article V

TN/TF/W/1

WTO Secretariat

Draft Work Plan and Schedule of Meetings

Work Plan and meeting schedule

[1] Canada and Peru become the proponents by TN/TF/W/137/Add.1. Colombia becomes the proponent by YN/TF/W/137/Add.2. Costa Rica becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/137Add.3. Albania becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/137/Add.4.
 

[2] South Africa and Sri Lanka become the proponent by TN/TF/W/123/Rev.1/Add.1 and Add.2.

[3] Switzerland becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/86/Add.1

[4] Panama and Peru becomes the proponent byTN/TF/W/81/Add.1

[5] Japan becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/79/Add.1.

[6] Sri Lanka becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/68/Add.1.

[7] Dominican Republic and Panama became the proponents by TN/TF/W/41/Add.1.
Costa Rica became the proponent by TN/TF/W/41/Add.2. Nicaragua became the proponent by TN/TF/W/41/Add.3.
Cuba became the proponent by TN/TF/W/41/Add.4

[8] Paraguay becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/35/Add.1

[9] Australia becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/9/Add.1

[10] Peru and Chinese Taipei become the proponents by TN/TF/W/17/Add.1

[11] Pakistan and Peru become the proponent by TN/TF/W/8/Add.1

[12] Pakistan and Peru become the proponent by TN/TF/W/8/Add.1

[13] Japan becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/139/Rev.1/Add.1

[14] Indonesia becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/134/Add.1
[15] Paraguay becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/146/Rev.1/Add.1
[16] Mongolia becomes the proponent by TN/TF/W/133/Rev.1/Add.1