What do we do?

The Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation aims at overcoming practical obstacles to the free flow of goods, services and investment across borders and ensuring that the liberalization of global trade and investment has a positive impact at the level of the individual international trade transaction and in the business of transport and logistics.

Projects for 2015

  • Provide input into the work of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) on customs valuation, classification, and trade facilitation.
  • Support the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by encouraging increased cooperation between customs and business at the country level, and promoting the use of practical ICC tools such as the "ICC Customs Guidelines", the "ICC Guidelines for Cross-border Traders" and the ATA Carnet System.
  • Revise the ICC policy statement on Transfer Pricing and Customs Value (2012) and pursue inclusion of the statement into the WCO Revenue Package to assist WCO members.
  • Prepare business recommendations on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) programmes, non-preferential rules of origin, free trade zones (in cooperation with BASCAP), and the nexus between transport and the environment (in cooperation with the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy).
  • Contribute practical guidance on the relation between the Incoterms® 2010 rules and the transport of goods (in cooperation with the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice).
  • Start work to promote greater multimodal supply chain connectivity and transport- and trade-related infrastructure.

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