(a) be maintained where the circumstances or objectives that lead to their adoption no longer exist or where the changed circumstances or objectives can reasonably be treated in a less restrictive manner; Currently, the cost of international trade is about $2 trillion.  This situation is due to a number of factors, including unnecessary customs procedures, marginal taxes and unnecessary duplication.  The economic benefits of the Trade Facilitation Agreement are not yet fully discernible and measured. However, estimates of the economic benefits resulting from the agreement are widespread. Estimates range from about $68 billion to nearly $1 trillion per year. According to the OECD, the Trade Facilitation Agreement has the capacity to reduce trade costs by 14.1% for low-income countries, 12.9% for middle-income countries and 12.9% for middle-income countries by 14.1%. This would indicate a series of gains of about $9 to $133 per year per person on the planet. These large margins indicate that there are still some uncertainties related to the trade agreement.  The AFA establishes a number of transparency obligations with respect to the substantive provisions of the agreement relating to (i) online descriptions of business procedures; (ii) contact points to answer questions; (iii) the operation of insulated windows; (iv) the use of customs officers; and v) contact points for the exchange of customs information. 1.5 The Committee maintains close contacts with other international trade facilitation organizations, such as the WCO, in order to obtain the best possible recommendations for the implementation and management of the agreement and to avoid unnecessary duplication. To this end, the committee may invite representatives of these organizations or their subsidiary bodies: each member organises, if necessary, regular consultations between its border agencies and traders or other stakeholders in its territory. (ii) for least developed countries, the expanded integrated framework for trade assistance to least developed countries should be part of this coordination process; and (c) the least restrictive measure adopted when two or more alternative measures are reasonably available to achieve the political objectives concerned; and contains provisions for the establishment of a permanent trade facilitation committee within the WTO and the requirement for WTO members to establish a national committee to facilitate national coordination and implementation of the provisions of the agreement.
It also contains a number of final provisions, such as the possibility of adopting regional approaches to the implementation of the TFA. Each member establishes a national trade facilitation committee and/or designates an existing mechanism to facilitate internal coordination and implementation of the provisions of this agreement. (iii) Members should also promote internal coordination between their trade and development agents, both in the capitals and in Geneva, in the implementation of this Agreement and technical assistance; The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) came into force on 22 February 2017. This is the result of the Doha round of trade negotiations launched in 2001. The text of the TFA was adopted by WTO members at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali on 3 and 6 December 2013. The agreement entered into force in accordance with Article X:3 of the WTO agreement and members must individually accept the amendment to the WTO agreement by tabling an instrument for accepting the amendment protocol adopted on 27 November 2014.