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 will organize 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 will feature panel discussions, interactive sessions and an exhibition highlighting innovations and trends in trade facilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum will also include a number of side-events providing more in-depth exploration of the pertinent trade facilitation issues.


The 8th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum will focus on innovations and digital solutions that can enhance trade facilitation implementation for inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum will look at how to rethink trade facilitation reform and employ innovations that can support global and regional trade facilitation agendas such as the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, the ASEAN Single Window and the Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. The Forum will feature interactive and informative sessions allowing the participants to explore emerging technologies and trade facilitation solutions that extend beyond border procedures and encompass important innovations for logistics and finance. The Forum will also highlight trade facilitation innovations that can enhance the participation of the SMEs in global trade and enhance agricultural supply chains.

APTFF 2017 will be held at the Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta:

Address:  Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No.81, Caturtunggal, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia Postcode: 55281
Tel: +62 274 488488 Fax: +62274 488789

Online Registration Form


Schedule of the week

APTFF Trade Facilitation Innovation Awards - Call for Case Studies

Information Notes for Participants

Guideline for Presenters/Speakers

Exhibition on Trade Facilitation

Presentations and Meeting Documents

List of Paritcipants


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).

  • National Trade Facilitation Committees in the Post-Bali-Era, 7 September 2017
  • APTFF 2017 Capacity Building Workshop on Facilitating Trade of Perishable Goods, 7 September 2017
  • Taking FTA electronic commerce chapters seriously: UNCITRAL texts for mutual recognition of electronic communications and signatures , 7 September 2017
  • Workshop on Trade Facilitation Indicators, 7 September 2017

Contacts: Trade, Investment and Innovation Division

Telephone: +66 2 288 1826