During the 45th meeting of PAA Steering Committee in Manila, Philippines, the PAA had the opportunity to discuss the
proposed Regional Agreement/Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-border Paperless Trade for the Asia Pacific Region by
UNESCAP and are encouraged by the renewed engagement by UNESCAP members on paperless trade.

The PAA has been involved in a broad range of trade-related cross-border exchange of electronic data and documents. We would like to
express our strong collective commitment to support the Regional Agreement/Framework Agreement on Facilitation of
Cross-border Paperless Trade for sustainable intraregional trade facilitation.

– 6 Dec 2013 –