UNNExT Brief No. 9, Towards an Enabling Environment for Paperless Trade - Pan Asian e-commerce Alliance (PAA): Service providers join forces to enable cross-border paperless trade, August 2013.
This Brief introduces the Pan Asian e-commerce Alliance (PAA), a regional alliance of paperless trade service providers formed to enable trade data exchange across borders. The Brief describes
the rationale for the alliance, its institutional arrangement and its business model and services. Lessons learnt from a decade of operation as well as future plan for further enabling of cross-border
paperless trade are highlighted.