Shifting between categories B and C

Shifting between categories B and C

Article 19 of the TFA states that a developing or least-developed Member can shift a measure from category B to category C or from category C to category B by notifying this information to the Trade Facilitation Committee.

In the event that additional time is required to implement a shifted measure, Members can also request an extension of time under Article 17

Category shifts Overall Developing LDCs
Members that have shifted categories from B to C 19 7 12
Members that have shifted categories from C to B 23 15 8
Members that have shifted categories with extended definitive dates 5 5 0
No. of measures shifted between categories 116 58 58
No. of measures shifted from B to C 43 16 27
No. of measures shifted from C to B 73 42 31
No. of measures shifted with extended definitive dates 11 11 0