SME trade academy

solve exporters’ problems from temporary entry
13 خرداد 1400
Agricultural products 30% of Iran's total exports
محصولات کشاورزی ۳۰ درصد از کل صادرات ایران به عراق را تشکیل می دهد
15 خرداد 1400

SME trade academy

Introduction to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Introduction to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Introduction to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement


This course introduces participants to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). It provides a comprehensive overview of the TFA, focusing particularly on the rights and obligations which it entails on the part of the member states, and laying out practical ways in which the private sector can support its implementation. Beginning with an outline of the importance of the TFA, the course moves on to discuss the Agreement's structure and the roles to be played by various parties within it. In its second half, it details the TFA's measures to promote greater cross-border efficiency, notably through increased transparency and the removal of obstacles to trade. Finally, the course concludes by highlighting the Agreement's implementation and compliance requirements, including the role played by National Trade Facilitation Committees.

Course format


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Argue the benefits of the Trade Facilitation Agreement for member states;
  • Assess the obligations and rights of the member states with regard to the TFA; and
  • Evaluate the role which the private sector should play in promoting trade facilitation.
  • Language

    English ‎(en)‎


    Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.

    Next start date

    21, Jun 2021


    Lecture 1: Solving Cross-border Inefficiency Lecture 2: Transparency and Fairness Lecture 3: Faster, Simpler, Cheaper Lecture 4: Playing Your Part

    Time required

    4 hours over 2 weeks

    Course access

    Open for enrolment

    Course fee

    Free of charge
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