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