State of Play of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in 7 charts

1. Status of ratification

To date, 145 Members have domestically ratified the Agreement.  

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2. Status of implementation notifications

Developing and LDC Members can request more time and capacity building support to implement the Agreement. 

To benefit from these flexibilities, they must designate all TFA measures into categories A, B, C.  

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3. Rate of implementation commitments

The TFA implementation rate for the entire WTO membership stands at 63.5% today based on developing and LDC Members' notification as well as developed Members' commitments. Broken down by level of development, this figure equates to:

4. Rate of implementation commitments over time

This graph shows the rate of implementation commitments by all WTO Members over time.  Collectively, these commitments provide a roadmap of when the TFA can be expected to be fully implemented by the entire membership.

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5. Top 5 measures with highest implementation rate

Rate of implementation commitments today
Rate of implementation commitments requiring additional time
Rate of implementation commitments requiring additional time and assistance
Rate of implementation commitments yet to be designated

These are the top 5 measures with highest rate of implementation commitments, based on developing and LDC Members' notifications as well as developed Members' commitments.

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6. Bottom 5 measures with lowest implementation rate

Rate of implementation commitments today
Rate of implementation commitments requiring additional time
Rate of implementation commitments requiring additional time and assistance
Rate of implementation commitments yet to be designated

These are the bottom 5 measures with lowest rate of implementation commitments, based on developing and LDC Members' notifications as well as developed Members commitments.

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7. Technical assistance

The graph shows the most frequently and least frequently types of technical assistance requested by Members in their category C notifications, compared to a total number of requests received.

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