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1 1 WTO TRADE FACILITATION WTO Trade Facilitation Section Trade Policies Review Divison Technical Assistance Program for Self Assessment of Needs and Priorities in WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations

2 2 What is a needs assessment? Self-assessment Government and private sector – including Geneva negotiator Compare current situation with TF proposals Expert facilitators, Guide, materials +/- 5 days Working group in Tanzania

3 3 Self Assessment Objectives Identify TA/CB needs/priorities Better determination of national negotiation position Be better prepared for implementation Capacity to continue assessment - support negotiators

4 4 Results of the Week Completed chart for each proposal Summary report Powerpoint presentation Commitments to continue improve and update Results are confidential

5 5 Benefits: Better understanding of proposed measures Role/status of border agencies and private sector WTO TF and possible results of negotiations Task Force formed Improved synergy- in country and GVA/capital X-Ray of country situation Transparency Based on evaluations of needs assessments.

6 6 WTO Technical Assistance for National Self Assessment of Needs and Priorities on the Trade Facilitation Negotiations WTO Members and Observers Trust Fund 2.5 mil CHF September Project Description Administered by WTO TFTA team Trained Facilitators- 75 people » 24 organizations

7 7 WTO Secretariat Role Facilitator training Scheduling dates- facilitation team Logistics Oversee Fund Geneva delegate training Updating Guide Supporting materials Quality control

8 8 State of Play Requests: 104 Completed to date: 72 DC (in transition): 43 LDC: 29 Scheduled: 11 Waiting for dates: 9 UN Security level III: 4 Never notified: 9

9 9 – (easily found through A-Z list on main webpage)

10 10 WTO TRADE FACILITATION


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