The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) is the leading regional platform for the exchange of good practices and knowledge on trade facilitation. The APTFF has been organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with a growing number of partners, since 2009. The Forum attracts over 250 participants from over 30 countries and offers extensive opportunities for capacity building and cooperation.
The 11th APTFF will focus on how digitalization can be leveraged to enable sustainable supply chains in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum will feature panel discussions, and interactive and informative sessions allowing participants to share experiences and perspectives on different aspects of trade facilitation and digitalization, including cross-border paperless trade and transport, and greening the trade process. Relevant regional initiatives and implementation cases will be discussed in the sessions. The Forum will also include the presentation of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Innovation Awards, as well as an exhibition and side events for more in-depth exploration of pertinent issues and tools.