Working Groups Activities

The Legal Working Group (LWG) and Technical Working Group (TWG) were created by the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation in its first meeting on 1-3 April 2015 to expedite delivery of its mandated tasks with participation and contribution of designated group of officials and experts.

Comprising of officially nominated members, the two working groups continuously work on their delegated tasks of improving the draft text of the regional arrangement and preparing a draft road map for implementation of the regional arrangement. The two working groups, in carrying out their tasks, hold regular physical and virtual meetings and communicate their views and comments among members using group mail. During physical meetings, the working groups have combined sessions to coordinate their works.

Terms of reference of the Legal and Technical Working Groups

Legal Working Group (LWG)

Technical Working Group (TWG)

Virtual Meetings* Dates Summary of Meeting 
First meeting 14 October 2015 Summary of the First Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Second meeting 28 October 2015 Summary of the Second Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Third meeting 25 November 2015 Summary of the Third Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Fourth meeting 9 December 2015 Summary of the Fourth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Fifth meeting 6 January 2016 Summary of the Fifth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Sixth meeting 27 January 2016 Summary of the Sixth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Seventh meeting 17 February 2016 Summary of the Seventh Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Eighth meeting 9 March 2016 Summary of the Eighth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Ninth meeting 27 April 2016 Summary of the Ninth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Tenth meeting 25 May 2016 Summary of the Tenth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Eleventh meeting 27 July 2016 Summary of the Eleventh Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Twelfth meeting 31 August 2016 Summary of the Twelfth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Thirteenth meeting 5 October 2016 Summary of the Thirteenth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Fourteenth meeting 23 November 2016 Summary of the Fourteenth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Fifteenth meeting 25 January 2017 Summary of the Fifteenth Virtual Meeting of the TWG
Sixteenth meeting 22 February 2017 Summary of the Sixteenth Virtual Meeting of the TWG