Date and Time: Thursday 5th December 2013 ~~~ 11:00 – 12:30
Location: Orchid Room
Theme: Trade and Economic Development

Organiser

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Session Objectives

• To share the ASEAN countries experiences.
• To highlight key ingredients in successful Trade Facilitation.
• To show how an improved environment allows developing countries to participate in global supply chains.

Synopsis

This session highlights an on-going trade facilitation project in ASEAN that focuses on legal issues, customs changes, improvement in technology / ICT, fostering SMEs and facilitating business environments.

The focus is on practical steps that governments can take to improve the flow of goods and services across borders. We will highlights the opportunities and challenges that come from improving the trade facilitation climate in developing countries

Such steps are necessary for countries to take full advantage of global trade patterns now and into the future. Failure to do so will make it difficult for countries to plug into supply chains.