Ghana, Mozambique, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Ghana, Mozambique, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

With the ratification of these countries, TFA, the Trade Facilitation Agreement, making it the 106th WTO member to do so. Only four more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force

Ghana’s instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO on January 4, 2017. The TFA will enter into force once two-thirds of the WTO membership has formally accepted the Agreement. Mozambique’s instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO on January 6, 2017. It is the 13th least developed country (LDC) to do so. The TFA will enter into force once two-thirds of the WTO membership has formally accepted the Agreement. Saint Vincent & the Grenadines’ instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO on January 9, 2017.

In addition to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the following WTO members have also accepted the TFA: Hong Kong China, Singapore, the United States, Mauritius, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, Botswana, Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, Niger, Belize, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, China, Liechtenstein, Lao PDR, New Zealand, Togo, Thailand, the European Union (on behalf of its 28 member states), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Guyana, Côte d’Ivoire, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Kenya, Myanmar, Norway, Viet Nam, Brunei Darussalam, Ukraine, Zambia, Lesotho, Georgia, Seychelles, Jamaica, Mali, Cambodia, Paraguay, Turkey, Brazil, Macao China, the United Arab Emirates, Samoa, India, the Russian Federation, Montenegro, Albania, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, Madagascar, the Republic of Moldova, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Senegal, Uruguay, Bahrain, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Iceland, Chile, Swaziland, Dominica, Mongolia, Gabon, the Kyrgyz Republic, Canada, Ghana, and Mozambique.

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