This report aims to assess Viet Nam’s legal and technical readiness for cross-border paperless trade. In doing so, the report serves the specific objectives as follows:
•Reviewing the progress towards facilitating trade and e-commerce development in Viet Nam;
•Assessing Viet Nam’s legal system and its technical infrastructure with respect to the need for facilitating CBPT, using legal and technical readiness checklists developed by the ESCAP Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation; and
•Developing concrete recommendations and an action plan for Viet Nam to improve technical and legal readiness for CBPT.
Relevant government agencies and private stakeholders were consulted for collection, validation and clarifications of findings. A national consultation on facilitating CBPT was co-organized by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and ESCAP on 15 March 2022 to present and discuss the findings from earlier consultations, as well as initial recommendations and an action plan.
The complete set of Cross-Border Paperless Trade Readiness Assessment reports can be accessed here.