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Don't miss the TF event at MC11 - Trade Facilitation on Track

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility, in cooperation with GEA, ICC, ITC,UNCTAD, UNECE, WEF, WCO & World Bank Group, is pleased to present…

WTO TRADE FACILITATION ON TRACK

12 December 2017 - 10.30 - 12.30

'Buen Ayre A' Meeting Room

Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires – Argentina

Draft agenda

Opening Session

 

Welcoming remarks from Director General Roberto Azevêdo (subject to availability)

 

Session 1 - Achieving Results through Implementation of the Agreement

 

Moderator:  Ambassador Daniel Blockert - Chair of the WTO Trade Facilitation Committee

 
Jhon Fonseca – Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica

Implementation of the TFA in Costa Rica and SIECA

Daniel Godinho – Director for Corporate Strategy for WEG, Brazil

Implementing the TFA from the private sector perspective

Chris Folayan - Co-Founder and Co-CEO of MallforAfrica, Nigeria

Implementing the TFA from the private sector perspective

Patricia Francis – Chairman of National Trade Facilitation Task Force, Jamaica

The role of NTFC's, challenges and factors for success

Session 2 - Implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement - Experience Sharing and Case Studies

 

Moderator:  Ambassador Daniel Blockert - Chair of the WTO Trade Facilitation Committee

 
Frank Heijmann – Head of Trade Relations, Customs, Netherlands

Article 23 - NTFC's the Netherlands experience, the do's & don'ts, who should join, etc.

Amos Wangora – CEO of KenTrade - Kenya Trade Network Agency

Article 1 –Trade Portal Challenges and Solutions

Kayula Siame – Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Zambia

Article 7.4 - Risk management - Integrating Risk-Based Principles into Border Inspections and Clearance

Katesh Dicksons – Director General of Customs, Uganda

Article 7.6 – Establishment and Publication of Average Release Times - Time Release Study

Sheri Rosenow – WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

Implementation Assistance