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Geneva, November 2012 Negotiations on Trade Facilitation: Priorities and Needs.

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1 Geneva, November 2012 Negotiations on Trade Facilitation: Priorities and Needs

2 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work

3 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work

4 Priorities Imports/ Exports Trade partners Commodities Mode of transport User / provider Transit / land-locked

5 Trade and Transport Facilitation is “good business” for the countries It tends to have a high rate of return However, it requires: –Infrastructure –Capacities –Initial investment... Which developing countries may not necessarily be able to assume easily

6 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions

7 Needs Capacity Building Technologies Financial assistance Institutional change Time

8 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work

9 Negotiating position Depends on: prioritiesThe priorities of my own trade and service providers needsThe needs to receive assistance or special and differential treatment Taking into account Annex D

10 Costs of implementation, Needs Country priorities

11 Costs of implementation Country priorities + + Pro-active Pro-active

12 Costs of implementation Country priorities - - Passive subj. to S&D - - Passive subj. to S&D

13 Costs of implementation Country priorities - + Accomodate Accomodate

14 Costs of implementation Country priorities + - Active subj. to. T.A., S&D + - Active subj. to. T.A., S&D

15 Costs of implementation Country priorities - + Accomodate Accomodate + - Active subj. to. T.A., S&D + - Active subj. to. T.A., S&D + + Pro-active Pro-active - - Passive subj. to S&D - - Passive subj. to S&D

16 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work

17 WTO Negotiator

18 WTO Negotiator Ministry of Foreign Affairs Proposal Response

19 Support Group WTO Negotiator Proposal Response Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member

20 Support Group WTO Negotiator Proposal Response Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member Direct Consultation

21 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work

22 Initial Difficulties Integration of the Group Knowledge of the negotiations Understanding of the methodology Duration Trust

23 Benefits National Negotiating Position Coordination btw. Public and Private Sector Personal relations Exchange of Ideas Interest in expanding the mandate Increase of knowledge of Customs issues Develop trust between the stakeholders Promotes institutional change

24 Lessons Transparency Constructive Attitude Patience Financing

25 Priorities, Needs, and negotiating positions 1)Priorities 2)Needs 3)Negotiating positions 4)Linking Geneva and the Capital 5)Making the Support Group work


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