50th ratification of Trade Facilitation Agreement received

Today, the WTO received the 50th ratification of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) after the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia deposited its instrument of acceptance.

The TFA will enter into force once two-thirds of the WTO membership has formally accepted the Agreement. In addition to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the following WTO members have also accepted the agreement: 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, and the European Union (on behalf of its 28 member states).

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