The UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2019 reveals that the average implementation of a common set of 31 trade facilitation and paperless trade measures by SPECA countries stands at 54%, slightly lower than the Asia-Pacific regional average of 59.7%. Within the region, SPECA countries implementation levels come after Australia and New Zealand, East and North-East Asia, South-East Asia, North and Central Asia and South and South West Asia.
The overall implementation levels of SPECA countries are quite different in regard to the specific country. Azerbaijan achieves high implementation rates of over 80%. Compared to the regional average, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have as well higher implementation rates, standing at 67% and 62% respectively. Afghanistan is the country with the lowest Implementation rate, standing at only 23% followed by Kyrgyzstan standing at 38%.