Ukraine: Workshop on Legislative, Institutional and Practical Issues of the WTO TFA Implementation

October 25, 2018

CLDP, in cooperation with the UN ECE and the government of Ukraine held the Workshop on the Legislative, Institutional and Practical Issues of the WTO TFA (WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation) Implementation in Ukraine. The workshop took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on October 25, 2018 and gathered Ukrainian customs and other government officials, lawyers, and business community.

CLDP has been working with the Ukrainian government and the private sector on the implementation of a wide range of WTO TFA provisions. As a result of coordination with UN ECE, the legislative, institutional and practical issues, as well as suggested solutions thereto, of implementation of the following

-WTO TFA Article 23.2 (functioning of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation);

-WTO TFA Article 10.1 (Formalities and Documentation Requirements);

-WTO TFA Article 10.3 (Use of International Standards);

-WTO TFA Article 10.4 (Single Window).

The Ukrainian government will benefit from the detailed analysis of various aspects of implementation of said measures by international and Ukrainian experts, which will contribute significantly to the development of the roadmap for the WTO TFA implementation.

The workshop further increases the capacity of the Ukrainian government to administer customs and other trade related procedures. In turn, this will lead to better trade and investment opportunities in Ukraine.

CLDP in Action

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

On October 23-24 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP held a workshop to identify potential changes to Tunisian law that would encourage increased cross-border eCommerce transactions for both exports and imports. Over 40 representatives from several government ministries, the private sector, and the NGO community discussed potential amendments to Tunisia’s eCommerce law, customs procedures, central bank currency and payment rules, and other matters.  The participants offered sets of informal recommendations for further action.

ECommerce in Tunisia has not reached its full potential, although there are black market eCommerce websites. Legal changes could help Tunisian SMEs and individuals reach new markets, while also providing opportunities for US sellers.

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