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Calling for study proposals on readiness assessment for cross-border paperless trade of Asia and the Pacific regional member of ESCAP (deadline 30 April 2021). Check HERE for more details.

Cross-border paperless trade has great potential to not only grow trade competitiveness, but also to address new challenges associated with cross-border e-commerce and the rise of the digital economy.

ESCAP Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation has developed Legal and Technical Readiness Checklists as part of its support to the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. On that basis, ESCAP has conducted readiness assessments for cross-border paperless trade in selected countries in Asia and the Pacific region. This page provide links to the assessment reports already completed.

The reports include findings from the technical and legal readiness assessments, recommendations, and individual action plans for countries to move forward towards cross-border paperless trade. These reports can serve as a valuable foundation to elaborate more detailed activities at national and agency level in this area, with identifiable timeline and budget sources. The financial support from China, Republic of Korea and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is gratefully acknowledged.

An interactive guide is also available to support countries to conduct self-assessments of legal and technical readiness on cross-border paperless trade. Readiness Assessment Guide for Cross-border Paperless Trade can be found here. Readiness Assessments for Cross-Border Paperless Trade - Country Reports:

If any member States of ESCAP is interested in conducting readiness assessment for cross-border paperless trade, please contact Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations ESCAP (Email: duvaly@un.org; copied to kim51@un.org).

Contact
Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 escap-tiid@un.org