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Kenya ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement in advance of Nairobi Ministerial Conference

Published on December 14, 2015

Kenya has ratified the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), less than a week before it hosts an important high-level WTO trade meeting. The WTO Secretariat received Kenya’s instruments of acceptance on 10 December.

Concluded at the WTO’s 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference, the TFA contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. It also sets out measures for effective cooperation between customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliance issues. It further contains provisions for technical assistance and capacity building in this area. Read more. Source | World Trade Organization