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28 April 2022, 15:00 - 16:00 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Virtual , Geneva 10:00-11:00am (CET) , Switzerland
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Paperless trade supports the post-pandemic recovery of countries. The session will introduce tools for advancing cross-border paperless trade and conducting readiness assessments for cross-border paperless trade. Based on a newly developed toolkit for cross-border paperless trade and experiences from 9 country assessments completed and 7 ongoing assessments,[1] it will share experiences on how readiness assessment may be conducted and how it offers a comprehensive framework for countries to take the agenda forward, to develop and update their national policies, strategies and planning and ultimately nurture environments for e-commerce and digital trade.

The meeting is co-organized by ESCAP, UNCITRAL, EIF and WTO, as part of the eCommerce Week 2022 - please register here.

 

Introduction to the readiness assessment

Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
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Moderator

Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Ms. Soo Hyun Kim
Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
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Discussions - Country experiences

Mr. Babayev İgbal
Mr. Babayev İgbal
Deputy Chairman, State Customs Committee, Azerbaijan
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Mr. Hafizur Rahman
Mr. Hafizur Rahman
Director General, WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh
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Mr. Allan C. Geronimo
Mr. Allan C. Geronimo
Deputy Commissioner, Management Information Systems and Technology Group (MISTG), Bureau of Customs, the Philippines
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Discussion - Subregional experience

Mr. Andrea Giacomelli
Andrea Giacomelli
Trade Policy and Aid-for-Trade Advisor, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
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Dr Andrea Giacomelli leads the Pacific E-commerce Initiative through his role as Aid-for-Trade and Trade Policy Advisor at the Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and Other International Organizations in Geneva. In his role, Andrea promotes the establishment of regional initiatives in the priority areas of the Pacific Aid-for-Trade Strategy and assists Forum Island Countries, individually and collectively, to make better use of Aid-for-Trade Strategy opportunities. Before joining the Geneva Delegation, Andrea worked as a Consultant for the Pacific Island Forum in Suva, Trade Advisor for the Vanuatu Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Vanuatu Business, and as Economist and Policy Advisor for the Government of the United Kingdom.

Introduction of the Cross-border Paperless Trade Toolkit

Ms. Emmanuelle Ganne
Ms. Emmanuelle Ganne
Senior Analyst, WTO
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Closing

Ms. Hang Tran
Ms. Hang Tran
Senior Coordinator, EIF
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