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In focus: The 6th Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) focused on trade facilitation as a critical component of inclusive development. Recommendations from the forum reaffirmed the importance of coordination amongst stakeholders and effective monitoring mechanisms for successful implementation of trade facilitation measures. The APTFF 2014 also saw the launch of the joint ESCAP and ADB publication “Towards a National Integrated and Sustainable Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism”.