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The role of ICT in implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: some preliminary reflections

Role of ICT implementation

This policy brief aims to highlight just some of the ways that Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) will almost inevitably play a role in helping WTO Members implement their commitments under the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Indeed, the important role that the internet will play is explicitly recognized in the text of the TFA, as well as in some of what are the assumptions clearly underlying many of the Agreement’s provisions.But there are other ways that ICT can be leveraged to enhance and facilitate WTO Members in realizing the objectives inherent to the TFA, which this brief also aims to discuss. 

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