The First Meeting of Legal and Technical Working Groups of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border Paperless Trade Facilitation
9-11 September 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
The first meeting of Legal and Technical Working Groups of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on cross-border paperless trade facilitation was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 9-11 September 2015. Mr. Umar Wahid, Executive Secretary, NTTFC attended this meeting and was also elected vice chair of the Technical Working Group and liaison office between Legal & Technical wing. The working groups made progress on the tasks of improving the draft text of the regional arrangement and preparing a draft road map for the implementation of the substantive provisions. The first meeting of the working groups was supported by the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). The working groups will continue their work virtually until the next physical meeting on 5-6 November during the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week in Bangkok, Thailand.
More information about the meeting can be found here: http://www.unescap.org/events/first-meeting-legal-and-technical-working-groups-interim-intergovernmental-steering-group
Information on the work of the Steering Group can be found here: http://communities.unescap.org/cross-border-paperless-trade-facilitation