Access to Information
This Measure formulates a mandatory obligation for WTO Members to publish promptly the trade-related information listed in Article 1.1 in a “non-discriminatory and easily accessible manner” in order to let the interested parties become acquainted with them. The aim is to enable traders, governments and other stakeholders to know the rules and conditions applicable to export, import or transit of goods.
The article requirements have been implemented mainly through Directorate General of Customs official Webpage. As of now all information, procedures, rules and regulations related to the import and export of cargo are easily available and updated for the trade community. This also includes documentary requirements, fees and time to receive the services. Also traders are now able to use a customs duty calculator with reference to all HS codes.