The Progress of Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Enabling International Supply Chain Integration

October 1, 2014

This working paper discusses on how to facilitate integration of international supply chain using paperless trade in the Asia-Pacific Region. The paper defines paperless trade and describes how paperless trade can improve efficiency of international supply chain. Based on the review of paperless trade initiatives and assessment of paperless trade readiness of economies in the Asia-Pacific Region, the paper identifies critical challenges in facilitating cross-border paperless trade and elaborates on how those challenges can be lessened.

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Topics: ELECTRONIC COMMERCE GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS (GVCS)

Regions: ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: SUNG HEUN HA SANG WON LIM

Publishing Institution: ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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