To discuss measures for establishing a sustainable and integrated monitoring mechanism - based on Business Process Analysis Plus (BPA+) methodology - in selected countries in South Asia including Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
The lack of participation of domestic enterprises in regional and global markets is one of the main causes of slow growth observed in some developing and transition economies. While geography and poor physical infrastructure are important factors in explaining such exclusion, non-physical obstacles to trade, such as cumbersome and unpredictable export/import procedures, also significantly affect trade costs and the ability of firms in developing countries to participate in international production networks.
To build capacity of Government officials from developing Asian countries in implementing trade facilitation and to introduce the Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide (TFIG).
To raise awareness of Nepalese government officials and relevant Asian Development Bank consultants on key challenges and good practices of e-Customs and Single Window implementation.
To discuss on the content of a UNNExT Guide on Paperless Systems for Agrucultural Trade Facilitation and various issue on paperless trade systems for agricultural trade and way forward for UNNExT agricultural trade facilitation.
This event is held back-to-back with the APTFF 2013.
To discuss and report on activities of the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT) in 2012/13 and discuss work programme for 2014.
This event is organized back-to-back with the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2013.