According to the WTO Trade facilitation Agreement traders and other interested parties shall be given an opportunity and reasonable time to comment on proposals for new trade-related and customs laws and administrative regulations, as well as any amendments thereto. It is also required that any issues raised by the private sector are regularly consulted in a private-public process that aims at improving the efficiency and transparency of trade and logistics activities.
Although plenty of consultations already now are taking place i.e. between Directorate General of Customs and the private sector, through implementation of the WTO TFA Agreement these activities will take a more systematic form from beginning of 2020. In practice it means regularly arranged consultative committee meetings involving permanent members representing the private sector.