What Does the WCO think of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement?

The Dublin Resolution, which was issued at the conclusion of the Policy Commission meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 11 December 2013, welcomes the WTO Agreement On Trade Facilitation (the “Trade Facilitation Agreement”), as embodied in the Bali Package’s Ministerial Decision, adopted at the WTO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia from 3 to 7 December 2013, under the framework of the Doha Development Agenda.

The Dublin Resolution emphasises the commitment of the WCO to the efficient implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.

The WCO Secretary General, Kunio Mikuriya, said that he was very pleased with the timely and affirmative action of Policy Commission, which reflects the determination to drive forward the global Customs trade facilitation agenda.

Posted by Simon Lester for http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com

 

478477_489375474451177_1413654826_o“A good seafarer weathers the storm he cannot avoid, and avoids the storm he cannot weather.” – Captain Gaurav Lal.

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…in the last three years, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have had to call on Deferment Account guarantees 365 times to cover duty/VAT debts to the tune of £15.6 million.