Bangladesh: National Workshop on Capacity Building for Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
10-11 Feb 2019
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) of the Government of Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) of the Government of India, held a Workshop to review activities undertaken by NBR for the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). It was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 10-11 February 2019.
- Reviewed the current status of activities identified in the national action plan related to WTO TFA implementation;
- Identified areas in the national action plan that requires assistance from ADB and WCO;
- Discussed trade facilitation-related topics, including advance ruling, test procedure, National Single Window, advance passenger information and passenger name record, perishable goods, transit facilitation; and
- Presented and discussed the current status of Bangladesh's existing customs practices, and sought recommendation from workshop participants, and from Indian Customs Experts, to help implement international good practices in Bangladesh.
Participants of the meeting included officials of the Government of Bangladesh and private sector stakeholders.
The Meeting was financed with technical assistance from ADB.