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7.1 In accordance with paragraph 7.3, each Member adopts additional trade facilitation measures in relation to import, export or transit procedures and procedures to operators who meet certain criteria, the following, known as approved economic operators. In addition, a member may propose such trade facilitation measures under customs regimes, which are generally available to all economic operators, and is not required to put in place a separate system. Each member establishes a national trade facilitation committee and/or designates an existing mechanism to facilitate internal coordination and implementation of the provisions of this agreement. Trade facilitation is the general concept of a package of measures to reduce border bureaucracy. Heavy customs regulations pose real challenges for businesses of all sizes, internationally, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Members of the World Trade Organization have endorsed a pioneering global agreement known as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The TFA came into force on February 22, 2017. The aim of the AMF is to speed up customs procedures; Make trade easier, faster and cheaper Ensure clarity, efficiency and transparency Reducing bureaucracy and corruption The Committee on Agriculture, Research and Innovation (- – ” it is estimated that it is in developing and least developed countries, mainly African countries, that trade costs could be significantly reduced. 1.1 Members agreed on the need to ensure that distributors are aware of their compliance obligations, encourage voluntary compliance so that importers can, in appropriate circumstances, correct themselves without penalty, and apply compliance measures to adopt stricter measures for non-compliant distributors.

(14) 4.1 Members strive to establish or maintain a single time window for economic operators to provide participating authorities or agencies with documents and/or data requirements for the importation, export or transit of goods through a single port of entry. After reviewing the documentation and/or data by the relevant authorities or agencies, the results are communicated to applicants in a timely manner through the single window. Recognising the need for effective cooperation among members on trade facilitation and tariff compliance; As the trade facilitation agreement has been pushed to be a non-binding document, but a number of incentives for the industry and development-oriented countries that should follow, it has left many developing and least developed countries with doubts that the most prosperous countries will meet their commitment to assistance. Many African nations are wondering how this agreement can benefit them not only for international trade, but also for interregional trade. [7] As a result, many developing countries are still unable to fully commit to ratifying this agreement. Developed countries have demonstrated their commitment to the agreement because they are able to meet their requirements. However, many nations such as India and China have committed only 70-75% of measures to facilitate trade. [7] 3. Members of developing countries and least developed countries seeking trade policy assistance and assistance in capacity-building information provide the Committee with information through the contact points of the or offices responsible for coordinating and prioritizing aid and assistance. According to this reality check, developing and least developed countries wishing to take advantage of the benefits of the agreement could fully consider the following recommendations: the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) offers a unique opportunity to promote inclusive growth by facilitating, making cross-border trade simpler, faster and cheaper for businesses of all sizes.