Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Research on selected topics in paperless trade and trade facilitation - Deadline 15 April 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

Recognizing the importance of trade as an engine for sustainable development and the potential for paperless trade to make international trade more efficient and transparent while also improving regulatory compliance, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific adopted a UN treaty to accelerate and support the digitalization of trade procedures in 2016 - the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (CPTA). The CPTA entered into force in February 2021 and research to support evidence-based implementation of the agreement is needed. In that context, the ESCAP Secretariat invites interested experienced researchers and practitioners to make proposals to carry out studies on trade facilitation and cross-border paperless trade. Five priority research topics are provided below, but relevant proposals on other topics will also be

Request for Expression of Interest (EOI): Deadline 15 April 2021