Trade, Law and Development
Trade Facilitation Agreement, World Trade Organization, Doha
The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force on February 22, 2017. It has re-oriented thinking on special and differential treatment at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Developing and least-developed countries can make their obligations conditional on the receipt of effective technical assistance that creates the necessary relevant capacity. They can also choose the implementation periods for provisions of the TFA in accordance with their own needs. These innovative approaches may be suitable for adoption in other agreements.
Irish, Maureen. (2019). The Trade Facilitation Agreement: is the Doha Development Round Succeeding?. Trade, Law and Development, 11 (1), 38-51.