Agreement Implementation Article Vii Gatt

December 2, 2020 – 5:31 am

Members of developed countries provide technical assistance to members of developed countries who request it, on mutually agreed terms. On this basis, members of developed countries establish technical assistance programmes that may include, among other things, staff training, assistance in the preparation of enforcement measures, access to sources of information on the customs assessment methodology and advice on the implementation of the provisions of this agreement. No member may require or compel a person who is not resident in his or her own jurisdiction to submit to an account or other data set for review or access to a calculated value or to allow access to that account or any other data set. However, information provided by the manufacturer of the goods to determine the customs value in accordance with this article may be verified in another country by the importing country authorities with the manufacturer`s consent and communicated in advance to the government of the country concerned, which does not object to the investigation. Recognising the importance of the provisions of Article VII of the 1994 GATT and seeking to develop enforcement rules to ensure greater consistency and security in their implementation; The committee reviews the implementation and implementation of this agreement annually, taking into account its objectives. The committee annually informs the Commodity Exchange Council of developments over the period applicable to them. The agreement gives customs authorities the right to request additional information from importers when they have reason to doubt the accuracy of the reported value of imported products. If, in spite of any additional information, the administration retains reasonable doubts, it can be considered that the customs value of the imported goods cannot be determined on the basis of the declared value and that the duty should determine the value taking into account the provisions of the agreement. [4] The agreement was negotiated during the Tokyo Round, but at that time its adoption was voluntary. Compliance with the agreement became mandatory following the Uruguay Round as part of WTO membership. The agreement is managed by the WTO Customs Assessment Committee, which holds two formal meetings a year. The agreement also established a technical customs assessment committee, acting under the aegis of the World Customs Organization (WCO), to ensure consistent interpretation and application of the agreement at the technical level.

The technical committee also meets twice a year. Materials, components, parts and similar objects incorporated into imported goods; “similar goods,” goods that, while not the same in all respects, have similar characteristics and components that allow them to perform the same functions and be commercially interchangeable; The quality of the products, their reputation and the existence of a brand are among the factors to be considered in determining whether the goods are similar; “customs value of imported goods,” the value of goods for the purpose of applying ad valorem duties on imported goods; `country of import`, the country of import or customs territory of the Union; and each member`s legislation applies to a provision of the customs value of the right to insealation, without penalty, by the importer or any other person responsible for paying the fee.

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