Cross-border paperless trade has great potential to not only grow trade competitiveness, but also to address new challenges associated with cross-border e-commerce and the rise of the digital economy. Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation and its Legal and Technical Working Groups has developed Legal and Technical Readiness Checklists as part of its support to the implementation of the substantive provisions of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. Cross-Border Paperless Trade Readiness Assessment reports of selected countries can be accessed here.
This online guide to readiness checklists will facilitate self-assessments of legal and technical readiness on cross-border paperless trade. The guide contains explanatory notes, good practices, references and other relevant information to assist users to conduct self-assessment using the checklists.