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.
Readiness Assessments for Cross-Border Paperless Trade
About the Project
Start and End Date
Government and Private Sector
Number of countries with a readiness assessment in place [baseline; to-date; closure]: 0; 2; as per official requests
PA3. Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation
3.1. Trade procedures relevant to cross-border E-commerce are digitized and harmonized across FICs.
3.1.3 Accede to Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific