Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Report: ASEAN 2019

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Report: ASEAN 2019

Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Type: 
Databases and related outputs
Abstract

The report finds that achieving basic ASEAN-wide compliance with the WTO TFA may reduce trade costs of the group by only about 5-6% going forward. In contrast, a more ambitious strategy involving digital trade facilitation and cross-border paperless trade could reduce trade costs by closer to 20%. This would involve accelerating implementation of the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) and leveraging ASW solutions and lessons learned to develop cross-border paperless trade with other partners. The Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, a homegrown UN treaty that many ASEAN countries actively contributed to develop, provides the ideal platform for ASEAN to further develop its leadership in this area

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