WTO Press Conference: TFA enters into force

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, Ambassador Mariam MD Salleh, Chair of the WTO Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation, and Ambassador Harald Neple, Chair of the WTO General Council, gave a press conference at the WTO’s headquarters, in Geneva, following the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement on 22 February 2017.

The Trade Facilitation Agreement seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders. Its entry into force launches a new phase for trade facilitation reforms all over the world and creates a significant boost for commerce and the multilateral trading system as a whole.

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