|Information and Communication Technologies for Trade and Transport Facilitation|
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) provides efficiencies that can deliver many advantages for trade and transport facilitation (TTF) including Single Windows, automated business processes, digitalization of procedures, simpler interaction and transmission of data, and faster decision-making abilities. This paper looks at the business needs of TTF and explains the requirements of an architectural model to support TTF, with policy makers in mind. It highlights the need to integrate and modernize ICT systems and architecture so that ICT can respond to the needs of trade and transport facilitation.
Author: UNESCAP and UNNExT
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Tags: ICT, Trade Facilitation, Transport Facilitation, Single Window, UNESCAP
|Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Thinking Forward About Trade Costs and the Digital Economy|
This report looks at the effects of aid for trade on trade costs in Asia and the Pacific and suggests ways to further reduce trade costs in the region. The report also takes a glimpse at how the $47.67-million South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Trade Facilitation Program works to enhance the processing of cross-border trade by (i) developing modern effective Customs administrations, (ii) promoting transparency through the development of the National Single Window system, and (iii) improving information for traders and investors through the development of trade portals and the establishment of trade facilitation committees in each country.
Author: Asian Development Bank
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Tags: ADB, Agriculture, Aid for Trade, Bangladesh, Customs, Energy, Gender, India, Infrastructure, SASEC, Single Window, Small and Medium Enterprise, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Trade Facilitation, Transport, WCO, WTO, ICT
|Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation|
This paper reports survey findings on progress in implementing various trade facilitation and paperless trade measures made by 29 countries in Asia and the Pacific, including six SASEC member countries. Factors considered include pre-arrival clearance, post-clearance audit, National Single Window, and authorized operator programmes. The survey reveals that while countries have prioritized automation and paperless trade at the regional level, there is an urgent need for regional arrangements that will facilitate cross-border exchange of trade-related electronic documents and information to enable smoother trade facilitation.
Author: Tengfei Wang and Yann Duval
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Tags: Trade Facilitation, Regional Cooperation, Trade, Asia-Pacific, SASEC, Single Window, UNESCAP, Customs, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka
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