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dc.contributor.authorDu, Runqiu
dc.contributor.authorDuval, Yann
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorUnited Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT)
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-20T05:59:07Z
dc.date.available2024-02-20T05:59:07Z
dc.date.issued2024-02-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/6809
dc.description.abstract<p>With a view to informing the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (CPTA), this paper reviews 14 international conventions of global scope involving the issuance and exchange of one or more trade-related documents as part of their implementation. The involvement of ESCAP members and existing CPTA parties in the digitalization projects under these conventions is significant and may provide a good foundation for cross-border paperless trade. The comparative analysis on the stage of development of the 14 conventions toward digitalization is conducted across six dimensions, including state of development and implementation of electronic exchange mechanism or system, existence of dedicated legal instruments and institutional mechanism, and attention to interconnectivity and interoperability. The scoring exercise reveals a significant gap between development of an electronic exchange mechanism under a convention, and its actual implementation and utilization. Further, limited thoughts seem to have been given in many cases about &lsquo;interconnectivity and interoperability&rsquo; of the systems developed. Overall, the digitalization efforts under most conventions are still very much &ldquo;work in progress&rdquo;, providing ample opportunities for cooperation and systems&rsquo; harmonization. Going forward, the CPTA secretariat may invite experts involved in the digitalization efforts under the conventions reviewed to share their knowledge and experience. CPTA parties may consider undertaking coordinated implementation of digitalization projects under the most relevant and advanced conventions in this area (e.g., ePhyto under IPPC), as part of building trust towards broader collaboration on cross-border paperless trade.</p>
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNNExT Working Paper
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.subjectCross-border paperless trade
dc.subjectPaperless trade
dc.titleAn exploration of paperless trade implementation in UN and other international conventions involving cross-border exchange of trade-related data and documents
dc.typeText
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistTRADE FACILITATION
dc.subject.unbistTREATIES
dc.subject.unbistTRADE DOCUMENTS
dc.subject.unbistDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok, Thailand
escap.doctypeWorking paper
escap.programmeOfWorkTrade, Investment & Innovation
escap.areasOfWorkTrade Facilitation & Digital Trade
escap.unSDG17. Partnerships for the Goals
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitTrade, Investment and Innovation Division
escap.ispartofseriesnoUNNExT Working Paper;No. 10, February 2024
dc.date.escap2024-02-20
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnoNo. 10, February 2024


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