WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Inter-agency Coordination and other Priority Issues

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP will support a workshop on December 13th-14th in Kyiv, entitled WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues.

As an integral part of this support, the U.S. government is providing training and technical assistance to continue the development of Ukraine’s expertise on the World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations and rights and their impact for the domestic legislation and policies. CLDP will continue its program of technical assistance enabling economic growth to the Government of Ukraine (GOU).

Working primarily with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (Customs) and the Ukrainian Judiciary (inclusive of the National School of Judges), and collaborating with a wide range of government agencies in Ukraine, CLDP’s programs are responsive to the mutually agreed goals and objectives outlined in the Trade and Investment Council (TIC) – a forum established by the United States/Ukraine Trade and Investment Cooperation Agreement (TICA).

In 2015, following the success of CLDP workshops in the area of trade facilitation, and aided by Ukraine’s determination to accede to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) elevated trade facilitation to the status of an economic priority. Thus, CLDP - in collaboration with the State Fiscal Service (Customs) and the MEDT, USAID, the United Nations Economic

Commission for Europe (UNECE), and other international institutions – set out to identify measures and priorities that would enable Ukraine to fully implement and meet its TFA obligations.

Since 2016, CLDP has undertaken a multi-year commitment to assist with capacity building in the following areas of TFA mandated reform: Coordinated Border Management, Advance Rulings, Authorized Economic Operators, Post Clearance Audit and Risk Management, Streamlining Formalities and Documentary Procedures, Use of International Standards, Monitoring and Measuring, and Single Window.

WTO TFA Agreement in Ukraine: Interagency Coordination and other Priority Issues Workshop will offer the expertise of CBP advisors experienced in working level interagency coordination, advance rulings, U.S. customs bonds and trusted trader programs within the TFA framework. In addition to taking part in the two-day workshop on December 13th-14th, CLDP will arrange meetings for the CBP official with both Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and the State Fiscal Service (Customs) on December 12th, to exchange detailed information that will inform future CLDP engagement on the development and implementation of other aspects of the TFA, such as post clearance audit, risk management and time release studies.

 

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