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dc.coverage.spatialASIA AND THE PACIFIC
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorAsian Development Bank (ADB)
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-13T17:38:05Z
dc.date.available2021-05-13T17:38:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/3537
dc.description.abstractSince the outbreak of COVID-19, governments, border agencies, logistics companies and traders have been exploring how they can leverage existing trade and transport facilitation measures to keep goods moving across borders. The crisis has also accelerated the implementation of trade and transport facilitation in the region, in the areas of transparency and institutional coordination; simplification of customs procedures and expedited clearance; digital trade and transport facilitation; transport and transit facilitation; business facilitation measures; and trade finance. Many international and regional organizations are actively promoting international best practices. This presents an opportunity to turn temporary trade and transport facilitation measures implemented in response to COVID-19 into sustainable and streamlined practices for the long-term; strengthen regional connectivity; spur the development of paperless trade; and build back better.<br><br> <p></p> “Coordination, digitalization, harmonization and partnership” could remain as guiding principles of the trade and transport response during the pandemic and in its aftermath. The existing cooperation mechanisms for trade and transport connectivity in Asia and the Pacific should be mobilized to provide stronger momentum for facilitation, harmonization and digitalization of cross-border trade and transport procedures. This includes the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific, and the intergovernmental agreements on the Asian Highway and the Trans-Asian Railway Networks. Complementing this, regional coordination in times of crises can also be institutionalized in future negotiations of relevant regional, subregional and bilateral trade and transport agreements.
dc.format.extentv, 17 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
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dc.titleRegional cooperation for trade and transport connectivity in the age of pandemics in Asia and the Pacific
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistEPIDEMICS
dc.subject.unbistTRADE FACILITATION
dc.subject.unbistTRANSPORT FACILITATION
dc.subject.unbistREGIONAL COOPERATION
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypeReport
escap.programmeOfWorkTrade, Investment & Innovation
escap.programmeOfWorkTransport
escap.areasOfWorkTrade Facilitation & Digital Trade
escap.areasOfWorkMaritime and Interregional Transport Connectivity
escap.libBibNumber60753
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/kp/2021/regional-cooperation-trade-and-transport-connectivity-age-pandemics-asia-and-pacific-0
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitTrade, Investment and Innovation Division
dc.date.escap2021-01-15


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