Co-organized by the Ministry of International Trade & Investment and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
In alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries are pursuing initiatives geared towards efficient and inclusive international trade procedures. A significant achievement in the pursuit of this objective in Asia and the Pacific is the entering into force of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (CPTA), a United Nations treaty aiming to accelerate digitalizing trade procedures.
In this regard, Papua New Guinea, with leadership provided by the Ministry of International Trade & Investment, is currently considering the prospect of acceding to the CPTA. In this national consultation, comprehensive discussions will be held to illustrate the advantages that trade digitalization could offer to Papua New Guinea. Furthermore, the consultation will also delve into the benefits and implications associated with the accession to the CPTA.