Readiness Assessments for Cross-border Paperless Trade enables countries to conduct self-assessments of legal and technical readiness, leading to recommendations and individual actions plans for countries to move towards trade digitalization. It is based on the Legal and Technical Readiness Checklists developed to support the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.
An interactive guide to support self-assessments can be found here.
Readiness Assessments for Cross-Border Paperless Trade - Country Reports:
The country reports can serve as a valuable foundation for more detailed activities at the national and agency level in this area, with identifiable timelines and budget sources.
- Tajikistan (planned)
- Tuvalu (initiated Jan 2022; preparatory national consultation April 2022)
- Mexico (supported by ECLAC)
If any member States of ESCAP is interested in conducting readiness assessment for cross-border paperless trade, please contact Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations ESCAP (Email: [email protected]; copied to [email protected]).
The financial support from China, the Republic of Korea and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) as well as under the UN Development Account project "Transport and trade connectivity in the age of pandemics: contactless, seamless and collaborative UN solutions" is gratefully acknowledged.