• PAN ASIAN e-COMMERCE ALLIANCE Continues Its Voyage in Cross Border Paperless Trade and e-Commerce Development

    Kaohsiung Taiwan, 7 December 2012 – The 42nd Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (“PAA”) Steering Committee meeting, hosted by Trade-Van was held here from 6th to 7th December 2012.

    The Guest of Honor, Dr. William Wang, Director General, Department of Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance, welcomed PAA members to Taiwan and expressed his gratitude towards PAA for its contribution to cross border paperless trading and e-Commerce development in Asia.

    Dr. Wang shared his view on National Single Window, stating “the National Single Window is playing a very important role guarding the border security of a country at the same time facilitating the international trade transaction with the ultimate goal of reducing trade transaction cost and enhancing border risk control.”

    He also stated that “Trade-Van in Taiwan is a close partner to Taiwanese customs bearing the responsibility to develop and operate Taiwan National Single Window; I am convinced that the tight partnership between Trade-Van and PAA members would certainly lead our National Single Window towards international collaboration and global connectivity.”

    PAA Chairman, Dr. Michael Choi shared some new PAA initiatives. These include Electronic Data Warehousing cloud service and PAA’s contribution towards the electronic Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary (e-SPS) certificate service.

    Dr. Choi also stated that “we are now exploring the possibility of setting up a PAA e-market place. This will enable our customers to enjoy the best PAA can offer and be truly connected to the world.”

    In his welcome speech, Mr. Ho Hung Jung, the Chairman of Trade-Van greeted the participants for visiting Kaohsiung. He said over the years, Trade-Van had developed various electronic services for Taiwan. These services had been further enhanced and enriched through Trade-Van’s participation in PAA. Services such as e-Trade, e-Customs, e-Logistics, e-Taxation, e-Finance, e-Commerce and information security were now part of the daily life of the Taiwan business community.

    This PAA meeting also witnessed the signing of a service provider agreement between NACCS and Trade-Van for the submission of advanced cargo information to the Japanese Customs.

    Dr. Michael Choi and Mr. Francis Lopez have completed their terms of chairmanship and deputy chairmanship respectively. The PAA Steering Committee thanked Dr. Choi and Mr. Lopez for their leaderships and contributions to PAA over the past two years. The Committee has elected Ms. Joyce Lien, CEO of Trade-Van as Chairperson and Mr. Michael Wu, CEO of Tradelink as Deputy Chairman of PAA for the term 2013/2014.

    The 43rd PAA Steering Committee Meeting will be held in Hong Kong from 25th to 26th April 2013.

     

    About Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance

    The Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (PAA) aims to promote and provide secure, trusted, reliable and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities to enhance seamless trade globally.

    PAA was founded in 2000, Current PAA Members comprise CAT of Thailand, CIECC of China, CrimsonLogic of Singapore, Dagang Net of Malaysia, InterCommerce of the Philippines, KTNET of Korea, NACCS of Japan, TEDMEV of Macao SAR, Tradelink of Hong Kong SAR, Trade-Van of Chinese Taipei, PT EDI of Indonesia and JASTPRO of Japan. Combined customer base of the PAA members now exceeds 200,000 organizations, representing almost all active trading enterprises in the Asian market. For more information about PAA, visit http://www.paa.net.

    For more information, please contact:

    PAA Secretariat

    Attention: Betty Dong

    Direct: (852) 2161 4374

    Fax: (852) 2506 0188

    Email: betty.dong@tradelink.com.hk

 

 

PAN ASIAN e-COMMERCE ALLIANCE reports developments of advance cargo information in the region

Thailand, 30 August 2013 – The 44th Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (“PAA”) Steering Committee meeting, hosted by CAT Telecom was held from 29th to 30th August 2013 in Pattaya, Thailand.

Mr. Surapon Sa-nguan-silp, Senior Excecutive Vice President of Product Development Group, CAT Telecom Public Company Limited expressed warm welcome to PAA members from 11 member economies, ‘As one of its members, we realize that PAA provides an excellent platform for collaborations. As such, it comes as no surprise that the Alliance has increasingly gained recognition from the industry and international organizations.’

 

PAA Chairperson, Ms Joyce Lien in her speech also highlighted that ‘the strong infrastructure established by PAA such as the PKI Mutual Recognition Framework and the legal framework as well as the successful cross border transaction cases conducted through PAA network attract a lot of attention from external parties.’  PAA’s collaboration with UN ESCAP on implementing strategies for cross border paperless trade was also discussed. The meeting welcomed the contribution of ESCAP in implementing ESCAP Resolution 68/3 on development of a regional agreement on cross border paperless trade facilitation, in particular the public and private partnership in cross border data and e-document exchange.

 

Several exciting new initiatives in regards to cross border paperless trading have been reported by members. One of the important initiatives is the new Advanced Filing Rule established by Japanese Customs, entering into operational test in November, 2013; PAA members support the initiative as service providers.  Also new initiative of PAA eMarketplace was reported by the Working Group to the Steering Committee. This new project is expected to help exporters and importers in the region for more effective business matching and cross border trade. In addition, Association of Electronic Trading Platforms (“AETP”) of Russia which is a company dealing with electronic trade and procurement systems also participated in this PAA meeting to share with the members the development of e-Commerce in Russia.

The 45th PAA Steering Committee Meeting will be held in Makati, Philippines on 5th to 6th December 2013.

 

About PanAsian e-Commerce Alliance

The Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (PAA) aims to promote and provide secure, trusted, reliable and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities to enhance seamless trade globally.

PAA was founded in 2000, Current PAA Members comprise CAT of Thailand, CIECC of China, CrimsonLogic of Singapore, Dagang Net of Malaysia, InterCommerce of the Philippines, KTNET of Korea, NACCS of Japan, TEDMEV of Macao SAR, Tradelink of Hong Kong SAR, Trade-Van of Chinese Taipei and PT EDII of Indonesia. Combined customer base of the PAA members now exceeds 200,000 organizations, representing almost all active trading enterprises in the Asian market. For more information about PAA, visit http://www.paa.net.

 

For more information, please contact:

PAA Secretariat

Attention: Betty Dong
Direct:  +852 2161 4374
Fax:      +852 2506 0188
Email:   betty.dong@tradelink.com.hk