The Executive Forum on “Paperless
Trade in International Supply Chains:
Enhancing Efficiency and Security” will be an occasion for all countries, enterprises and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to set a roadmap for the implementation of paperless trade to increase security and efficiency in international supply chains.
The sessions of the
Forum will focus on the following: initiatives towards paperless trade taken
by Governments and enterprises; the core issues and latest trends in automated
information exchange for security and efficiency in international supply chains;
best practices and benefits to national trade from Single Window implementations;
the role that trade facilitation can play in simplifying and securing cross-border
trade through standards and agreements.
The Forum is expected to:
assess the current state of implementation of paperless trade;
take stock of the experience and lessons learned so far; and
- identify the steps
that both governments and the business community need to take to realize
the benefits of paperless trade within a meaningful time frame.
The Forum will aim to develop a roadmap putting forward a list of key issues in the implementation of paperless trade, including policy-oriented recommendations with a view to creating a dynamic environment for a paperless-trade system.