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TRADE FACILITATION: OVERVIEW
Overview of trade facilitation work in 2000

In 2000, the Council for Trade in Goods continued its analytical and exploratory work in three meetings. A total of sixteen written contributions by Members, and one paper by an observer were discussed. In addition, the WTO Secretariat updated its background note on work carried out in other international organizations (G/C/W/80/Rev.1). Those documents which were derestricted can be found below. In December 2000, the Chairman of the Council for Trade in Goods provided a factual summary on the status of work to the General Council (see below).

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Trade facilitation work in 2001
Trade facilitation in the preparatory work for the Doha Ministerial Conference, (2001)

Trade facilitation work in 2000
De-restricted papers submitted until end of 2000

Work from mid-1998 until end of 1999
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Work in the WTO until mid-1998

 

 


De-restricted papers submitted until end of 2000 back to top

G/C/W/211

European Communities

6 June 2000

Basic GATT/WTO principles as applied to trade facilitation

G/C/W/212

Korea

6 June 2000

Korea’s recent efforts to streamline the customs clearance system

G/C/W/214

Canada/United States

9 June 2000

Proposal for a CTG work method on trade facilitation

G/C/W/215

Japan

9 June 2000

Proposal for future work on trade facilitation

G/L/425

Chairman of the Council for Trade in Goods

5 December 2000

Chairman's progress report (2000) on Trade Facilitation

G/C/W/221

Norway

18 July 2000

Norway’s experience on trade facilitation — Electronic customs procedures

G/C/W/80/Rev.1

WTO Secretariat

22 September 2000

Background Note by the Secretariat on work carried out by intergovernmental organizations

G/C/W/230

UNCTAD Secretariat

17 October 2000

Transit problems for landlocked developing countries

G/C/W/231

Hong Kong, China

19 October 2000

Import and export procedures and requirements, and facilitation measures

G/C/W/232

Maldives

20 October 2000

Recent trade facilitation measures taken by the Maldives' Customs Service

G/C/W/233

Australia

23 October 2000

Australia’s experience with customs facilitation

G/C/W/234

Switzerland

23 October 2000

Simplifying customs procedures and cutting red tape for SME’s

G/C/W/235

European Communities

24 October 2000

Technical assistance and capacity building in relation to trade facilitation

G/C/W/236

Japan

24 October 2000

Trade facilitation and customs procedures

G/C/W/237

Paraguay

25 October 2000

Presentation concerning landlocked countries

G/C/W/238

Canada

31 October 2000

Canada’s national experience

G/C/W/239

Chile

31 October 2000

Chile’s experience with the modernization of customs administration under use of information technology

G/C/W/240

Costa Rica

31 October 2000

Costa Rica’s position on trade facilitation

G/C/W/221/Add.1

Norway

31 October 2000

Norway’s experience on trade facilitation — Electronic customs procedures; Addendum