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TRADE FACILITATION: REPORTS AND CASE STUDIES

Members’ implementation-related reports and case studies

The Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation is complementing its core negotiating activities with case studies of members’ experience of the costs and benefits of improving their border management. These case studies were prepared by WTO members and observers in order to share their experience in the implementation of the trade facilitation measures that are currently being negotiated at the WTO. The technical assistance reports provide information on current programmes to support trade facilitation implementation. Other related reports can also be found on this page.

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I. Practical Experience of Implementing Trade Facilitation Reforms, Including Their Costs and Benefits
II. Case Studies and Reports by Topic
III. Overall Trade Facilitation Reform Case Studies
IV. Technical Assistance Programs
V. International Organization Reports


Practical Experience of Implementing Trade Facilitation Reforms, Including Their Costs and Benefits   back to top

Symposium Presentations (8-9 November 2011)

Tuesday November 8
Moderator: WTO Secretariat

10:00 - 10:25

Introductory Remarks 

Speaker: Ambassador Sperisen-Yurt, Chair of NGTF

 

10:25 - 10:45

Session 1: WTO Trade Facilitation Support 

Speaker: Sheri Rosenow, WTO

 

Presentation

10:45 - 11:15

Session 2: Results of WTO Trade Facilitation Cost Studies

Speaker: Gerard McLinden; World Bank

Presentation

11:15 - 11:35

Session 3Trade Facilitation Indicators: The Impact on Trade Costs

Speaker: Evi Moise; OECD

 

Paper
Presentation

11:35 - 12:00

Session 4: Questions  and Answers for first 3 sessions

 

12:00 - 12:20

Session 5: Regional Trends in Implementation Issues

Speaker: Erich Kieck; World Customs Organization

Presentation

12:20 - 12:40

Session 6: Implementing Trade Facilitation Reforms: Aligning National Plans with Multilateral and Regional Commitments

Speaker: Dr. Mohammad Saeed; UNCTAD

 

 

Presentation

12:40 - 1:00

Session 7: Questions and Answers for last 2  sessions

 

1:00 - 3:00

Lunch Break

 

3:00 - 4:00

Session 8: Best Practices — Transit

 

Speaker: European Union

Presentation

Speaker: Rwanda 

Case Study
Presentation

Discussant: Benin

 

Discussant: Ghana

 

4:00 - 5:00

Session 9: Best Practices — Advance Rulings

 

Speakers: Trinidad and Tobago

Case Study
Presentation

Speaker: Australia

Case Study
Presentation

Discussant: United States

Case Study
Presentation

Discussant: El Salvador

 

5:00 - 6:00

Session 10:  Single Window

 

Speaker: Korea

Case Study
Presentation

Speaker: Ecuador

Case Study

Speaker: Colombia

Case Study
Presentation

Speaker: Nigeria

Case Study
Presentation

Wednesday November 9
Moderator: WTO Secretariat

3:00 - 4:15

Session 1: Case studies — Overall Trade Facilitation Implementation

 

Speakers: ASEAN

Presentation

Speaker: Mauritius

Case Study
Presentation

Discussant: Gabon

Case Study

4:15 - 5:45

Session 2: Trade Facilitation Assistance

 

Speaker: OECD

Presentation

Speaker: European Union

 

Speaker: United States

 

Speaker: Norway

 

Speaker: Canada

 

Speaker: Korea

Report

Speaker: Japan

Presentation

Speaker: Fiji

 

Speaker: St. Lucia

 

5:45 - 6:00

Closing Remarks

 

  

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  Events

Trade Facilitation Conference for African Negotiators
November 13-15, 2012
Nairobi, Kenya

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Practical Experience of Implementing Trade Facilitation Reforms, Including Their Costs and Benefits

Symposium (8-9 November 2011)
> Agenda (with links to presentations)