Readiness Assessments for Cross-Border Paperless Trade

About the Project

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. An interactive guide is available to support countries to conduct self-assessments of legal and technical readiness on cross-border paperless trade. The national 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 the national and agency level in this area, with identifiable timeline and budget sources.

In the Pacific, ESCAP has conducted readiness assessments for cross-border paperless trade in:

  • Tonga, link to report here.
  • Tuvalu, link to report here.

Start and End Date

January
2019
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Not Available

Geographical Focus

Tonga, Tuvalu

Main Beneficiary

Government and Private Sector

Status

Active

Budget ($)

Donors

EIF

Implementing Agency

Contact Person

Yann Duval
Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section

Policy Area

PA3. Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation

Strategic Output

3.1. Trade procedures relevant to cross-border E-commerce are digitized and harmonized across FICs.

Measures

3.1.3 Accede to Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

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