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Trade Facilitation Events at the Ministerial Conference in Nairobi

The WTO's 10th Ministerial Conference will take place in Nairobi from 15 to 18 December.  It will be chaired by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed.

The Ministerial Conference is the highest decision-making body of the WTO and it usually meets every two years. The Ministerial Conference can take decisions on all matters under any of the multilateral trade agreements.

If you are registered to attend the conference, please come and visit the TFAF stand located at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).

The following trade facilitation events are organised in the margins of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi:


Monday 14 December 2015
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Delivering on the TFA: the role of standards and regulatory frameworks

UNECE The Boma Nairobi Hotel

As countries and international and regional organizations begin to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), they are looking towards standards and holistic regulatory systems to guide their work. The panellists will present their experiences with existing standards and related tools, as well as their thoughts on how such instruments can be better used to further enhance implementation of the WTO TFA worldwide.


Africa integrates

Saana Consulting Hilton Hotel

This high-level plenary session as part of the ICTSD Trade and Development Symposium will bring together key actors to review the prospects and challenges for deepening integration and boosting inclusive growth on the continent. Particular attention will be paid to the emerging African mega FTAs, the role of business, and the potential of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement for boosting intra-African trade.

Tuesday 15 December 2015
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Reaping benefits through Trade Facilitation

UNCTAD Sarova Stanley Hotel

A round-table discussion will examine the policies that are necessary for developing countries to reap the full development benefits from trade facilitation reforms and will highlight UNCTAD's work in this area.

Wednesday 16 December 2015
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10.00-13.00 Trade Facilitation: Borders Divide, Customs Connects WCO / KRA KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority) building

This session will take stock of the work undertaken collectivelly to support implementation of the TFA,  identify common challenges and reaffirm commitment for full implementation in the future. 

Thursday 17 December 2015
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09.45-11.45 WTO Trade Facilitation in Action WTO TFAF (Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility) KICC (Kenyatta International Conference Centre)

Trade Facilitation from all angles – a panel of customs, trade ministry and a Kenyan exporter; information on donor support and the launch of the New Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation – all this in one event!

14.00-15.30 The role of the EU in the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement European Union Intercontinental Hotel (Loita room)
Hands-on presentation of the EU technical assistance programmes available for the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Friday 18 December 2015
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