Members advance work on online notification portal, import licensing database

At a meeting of the Committee on Import Licensing Procedures on 23 May, the WTO Secretariat presented to members the new online notification portal and import licensing database, which will facilitate the drafting and submission of notifications. Members also reviewed 128 notifications, discussed several specific trade concerns about import licensing regimes and agreed to hold a capacity-building workshop on import licensing and notifications at the WTO at the end of September.