Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation

The Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation was established by ESCAP Commission Resolution 70/6: Implementation of the decision of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Meeting on a Regional Arrangement for the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade

The Steering Group is mandated to:

(1) make further improvements to the draft text of the regional arrangement on facilitation of cross-border paperless trade as a potential intergovernmental agreement; 

(2) prepare a draft road map for the implementation of substantive provisions in the draft text of the regional arrangement on facilitation of cross-border paperless trade; and

(3) other functions as agreed by the Steering Group.

Update: The draft text was finalized during the second meeting of the Steering Group held on 23-25 March 2016. It was subsequently adopted at the 72nd session of the ESCAP Commission in the Commission Resolution 72/4 on 19 May 2016. The adopted text can be found in the annex of Commission Resolution 72/4, which is available here:

http://www.unescap.org/resources/framework-agreement-facilitation-cross-border-paperless-trade-asia-and-pacific

Meetings of the Steering Group