Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2017, 5-8 September 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


"Trade Facilitation Innovations for Sustainable Development

in Asia and the Pacific"


ESCAP, ADB and the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs Indonesia organized the 8th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum from the 5-8 September 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme for this year's APTFF is Trade Facilitation Innovations for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation is the leading regional platform for the exchange of information, experiences and practice on trade facilitation. The APTFF has been organized by UN ESCAP and ADB and growing number of partners since 2009. The Forum attracts over 250 participants from over 30 countries. This year’s Forum featured panel discussions, interactive sessions and an exhibition highlighting innovations and trends in trade facilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum also included a number of side-events providing more in-depth exploration of the pertinent trade facilitation issues.

Summary and Highlights

Schedule of the week

Programme and Presentations

ADB-ESCAP Joint Publication

List of Participants

APTFF Trade Facilitation Innovation Award 2017-2018

Case Study

Side events:

These events are held to maximize learning and capacity building on trade facilitation of participants attending the Forum. While the nature and number of side events vary every year, they generally include a study tour organized by the host country, as well as technical workshops co-organized with the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT), WCO or other members of the Global Facilitation Partnerships for Trade and Transport (GFP).

Contacts: Trade, Investment and Innovation Division

Telephone: +66 2 288 1826