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February 17, 2019

National-level Trade Facilitation Committee meeting held in Yangon

Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win delivers the speech at the third meeting of National-level Trade Facilitation Committee on World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win delivers the speech at the third meeting of National-level Trade Facilitation Committee on World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Photo: MNA

A third meeting of National-level Trade Facilitation Committee on World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA) was held at Ministry of Planning and Finance, Customs Department head
office in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
The meeting was attended by committee chairman and joint chairman Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo and Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win, committee members and related departmental officials.
At the meeting estimated implementation years and cooperation required for implementing trade facilitation measures under the agreement was discussed and approved.
WTO members concluded negotiations on the TFA at the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference and Myanmar ratified the TFA on 2015 December. TFA entered into force in February 2017 after it was ratified by two-thirds of the WTO membership.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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