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 18 7 11
Members that have shifted categories from C to B 20 15 5
Members that have shifted categories with extended definitive dates 5 5 0
No. of measures shifted between categories 102 58 44
No. of measures shifted from B to C 42 16 26
No. of measures shifted from C to B 60 42 18
No. of measures shifted with extended definitive dates 11 11 0