Working Documents

The Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation works on the preparation of a draft road map and supporting documents for the implementation of substantive provisions in the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

The Legal and Technical Working Groups (LTWGs), under the guidance of the Steering Group, are developing supporting documents. The list of supporting documents currently developed by the LTWGs are as follows:

Title of support documents Version and dates Relevant articles of the Framework Agreement
Cross-border paperless trade: a legal readiness checklist 0.9 as of 5 March 2019 Article 12
Cross-border paperless trade: a technical readiness checklist 0.9 as of 5 March 2019 Article 12
Capacity Building Strategy 0.3 as of 17 January 2018 Article 14
References to International Legal Frameworks and Best Practices 0.2 as of 17 January 2018 Articles 6 and 10
International Standards and Guidelines Implementation Framework 0.4 as of 17 January 2018 Article 9
Annex 1 to the International Standards Implementation Framework 0.4 as of 17 January 2018 Article 9
Draft Terms of References and Rules of Procedures for the Paperless Trade Council and the Standing Committee 0.8 as of 17 January 2018 Article 11
Template for Individual Action Plan 0.1 as of 5 March 2019 Article 12
Draft Reference Map for Cross-border Paperless Trade Processes 0.9 as of 17 January 2018 Article 13
Template for Initiating (Pilot) Cross-border Electronic Data Exchange 0.2 as of 16 October 2019 Article 13
An example of completed template for Initiating (Pilot) Cross-border Electronic Data Exchange 0.5 as of 16 October 2019 Article 13
Template for sharing lessons learnt from pilot projects 0.2 as of 16 October 2019 Article 13
Mechanism for cross-border mutual recognition of trade-related data and documents in electronic form 0.3 as of 5 March 2019 Article 8