The 59th Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (PAA) Steering Committee and Working Group Meetings, hosted by China International Electronic Commerce Center (CIECC) of China, was held in Yinchuan from May 12th to 14th, 2019. Representatives from 12 member economies including Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong and India attended the meetings.

Being the pioneer in cross border trade facilitation, PAA members shared various cross border projects for seamless value chain and secure supply chain in the meeting. Blockchain initiatives to facilitate the exchange of electronic Sanitary and Phytosanitary Certificates and electronic commercial invoice were also reported by members.

In order to expand the service coverage of PAA, Kale Logistics Solutions from India was admitted as Associate Member of PAA. Kale Logistics Solutions is a trusted IT Logistics partner for several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, offering a comprehensive suite of IT solutions for the Logistics domain. With in-depth domain knowledge and technical expertise, the company had been able to create a suite of comprehensive IT systems and Community Platforms. With offices in Thane, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai and Mauritius, and 4500+ clients worldwide across 20+ countries, Kale Logistics Solutions was warmly welcomed by PAA for service extension to South Asia.

The next PAA Steering Committee meeting will be held on November 12th to 14th 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.