(ii) for least developed countries, the expanded integrated framework for trade assistance to least developed countries should be part of this coordination process; Recognising the need for effective cooperation among members on trade facilitation and tariff compliance; The WTO, WTO members and other intergovernmental organizations, including the World Bank, the World Customs Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), provide technical assistance to trade facilitation. In July 2014, the WTO announced the creation of a trade facilitation mechanism that helps developing countries and LDCs implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The facility came into force on 27 November 2014 with the adoption of the Trade Facilitation Protocol. 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) 2. Each member cooperates, where possible and as far as possible, under conditions agreed with other members with whom he has a common border in order to coordinate procedures at border crossing points in order to facilitate cross-border exchanges. This cooperation and coordination may include: the CF establishes a number of transparency obligations with respect to the substantive provisions of the agreement relating to (i) online descriptions of business procedures; (ii) contact points to answer questions; (iii) the operation of insulated windows; (iv) the use of customs officers; and v) contact points for the exchange of customs information. Section II of the agreement contains innovative special and differentiated treatment provisions that link implementation by developing countries and LDCs to the acquisition of the ability to implement the agreement for the first time in WTO history (see box). (a) be maintained where the circumstances or objectives that lead to their adoption no longer exist or where the changed circumstances or objectives can reasonably be treated in a less restrictive manner; (iii) Members should also promote internal coordination between their trade and development agents, both in the capitals and in Geneva, in the implementation of this Agreement and technical assistance; 12.1 This article does not prevent a Member from concluding or maintaining a bilateral, multilateral or regional agreement on the exchange or exchange of customs information and data, even on a safe and fast basis, for example on an automatic basis.

B or before the shipment arrives. 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. Prevent, prevent, prevent: developing countries and LDCs that are willing to adopt the specific and differentiated provisions of the TFA must meet the implementation communication requirements set out in the agreement. These notifications are part of the agreement. Developing countries cannot expect these flexibilities if they do not respect their part of the agreement. 3.1 Each member, within its available resources, sets up one or more request points from one or more investigative agencies to respond to appropriate requests from governments, economic operators and other interested parties regarding the issues covered in paragraph 1.1 and provide the necessary forms and documents in accordance with paragraph 1.1 a).