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25 to 26 January 2021

UNCC, Hybrid
Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The Sixth Meeting of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok on 25 (13:00 – 16:00) and 26 (13:00 – 14:30) January 2021, Bangkok time as a hybrid meeting. The Meeting will be held virtually via videoconference. Bangkok-based representatives from member States and international organizations are welcome to participate in person at the United Nations Conference Centre.

The interim intergovernmental steering group on cross-border paperless trade facilitation was established following ESCAP Commission Resolution 70/6 adopted in 2014. Following finalization of the treaty text of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific in 2016, the steering group now focuses on preparation of a draft implementation roadmap of the agreement and related supporting documents.

Related Documents:

25 Jan 2021
Agenda item 1

Opening of the meeting:

(a) Opening statements.
(b) Election of officers.
(c) Adoption of the agenda.

Agenda item 2

Review of regional progress in cross-border paperless trade.

Agenda item 3

Report on progress made on the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

Agenda item 4

Report on progress made by the Legal and Technical Working Groups.

Agenda item 5

Discussion on future operation of the Steering Group.

Agenda item 6

Other matters.

26 Jan 2021
Agenda item 7

Adoption of the report of the meeting.


Kindly consult this document for General information 


Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience but no later than 8 December 2020. Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants. Letters of credentials can be sent via email to [email protected] (with copy to [email protected] and [email protected]) or fax at + 662288 1027.

Registration and identification badges

Participants are requested to register online at: well in advance no later than 31 December 2020, to facilitate compilation of the list of participants.

Only the names of duly registered participants will be included in the list of participants.



Meeting documents


Daily subsistence allowance


Introduction to the Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific
A UN treaty on facilitating cross-border paperless trade in Asia-Pacific

for more information, please contact

Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]