1.5 The Committee maintains close contacts with other international organisations in the field of trade facilitation, such as the WCO, with a view to obtaining the best possible advice for the implementation and management of this Agreement and avoiding unnecessary duplication. To that end, the Committee may invite representatives of such organisations or their auxiliary bodies to: (c) the least restrictive measure, where two or more alternative measures are reasonably available to achieve the policy objective or objectives concerned; and 12.2 Nothing in this Article shall be construed as modifying or affecting a Member`s rights or obligations under such bilateral, plurilateral or regional agreements or governing the exchange of customs information and data under such other agreements. (a) be maintained where the circumstances or objectives which led to their adoption no longer exist or where the modified circumstances or objectives can be addressed in a reasonably available and less restrictive manner; (c) Ensure that ongoing private sector reform activities aimed at reforming trade facilitation are integrated into ancillary activities; 1.2 Each Member shall ensure, to the extent possible and in a manner consistent with its national laws and legal systems, that new or amended laws and regulations of general application relating to the transport, transfer and handling of goods, including goods in transit, are published as soon as possible before their entry into force or that information concerning them is otherwise made public. to give merchants and other interested parties the opportunity to get to know them. 2. Each Member shall cooperate, to the extent possible and to the extent possible, on mutually agreed terms with other Members with which it shares a common border in order to coordinate procedures at border crossing points in order to facilitate cross-border trade. Such cooperation and coordination may include: 1.1 Members agree on the importance of ensuring that distributors are aware of their compliance obligations, promoting voluntary compliance so that importers can correct themselves without penalty in appropriate circumstances, and applying compliance measures to take more stringent measures against non-compliant distributors. (14) 3. The expert group is composed of five highly qualified independent individuals in the areas of trade facilitation and capacity building support. The composition of the expert group ensures a balance between nationals of developing countries and members of industrialized countries. Where a member of the least developed country is involved, the group of experts shall be composed of at least one national of a member of a least developed country.
If the Committee is unable to agree on the composition of the expert group within 20 days of its establishment, the Director General, in consultation with the chair of the committee, shall determine the composition of the expert group in accordance with this paragraph. 4.2 Each Member shall design and apply risk management in such a way as to avoid arbitrary or unjustified discrimination or disguised restriction on international trade. 12.1 This Article shall not prevent a Member from entering into or maintaining a bilateral, plurilateral or regional agreement on the exchange or exchange of customs information and data, even on a secure and expediting basis. B for example on an automatic basis or before the arrival of the consignment. . . .