Innovative Collaboration for Platform as a Service (PAAS) By PAN ASIAN E-COMMERCE ALLIANCE

Hong Kong, 4 December 2015 –The 51st Pan Asian e-Commerce Alliance (“PAA”) Steering Committee meeting, hosted by Tradelink, was held from 3rd to 4th December 2015 in Hong Kong. Members from 11 economies contributed to high-level networking, strategic debate and knowledge sharing. Through the collaboration among members, PAA successfully established PAAS, as a comprehensive road map of members’ business solutions, which targeted to fill the market niche.

Mr. K.K. Tse, CEO of Tradelink, expressed a warm welcome to Mr. Edward Yu, Principal Assistant Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce and Industry) of the Government of Hong Kong SAR as a guest of honour. Mr Tse appreciated that PAA enables members to have more regional exposure and provide a solid base for going global through the fruitful discussion and the enhancement of situational awareness. He also thanked all members for their expert contributions in the Pan Asia Exchange (PAE) eMarketplace which has proven the strength of cross border collaboration. This will help PAA members and our clients to look into the opportunities created by the One Belt One Road initiative and the Internet Plus national policy introduced in China.

PAA Chairman, Mr. Francis Lopez, in his speech drew attention to the PAA members nurtured the PAA to step into the new era and successfully developed the e-Marketplace. PAE had already become part of a suite of offerings in the new APEC MSME Portal as the platform for buyer-seller matching. Moreover, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) continued to tap the expertise of PAA members to provide inputs for initiatives on Regional Arrangement on Cross Border Paperless Trade Facilitation.

“We were pleased to hold the first PAA Certification Authorities meeting to focus on internet and mobile security. In addition, the inaugural PAA Expo was organised for PAA members to share our solutions and services, leading to a collaborative arrangement among the members. And I look forward to our continuing innovation and take the advantage of new opportunities created by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).” Mr. Lopez said.

The 52nd PAA Steering Committee Meeting will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea on 21st to 22nd April 2016.

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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 Taiwan and PT EDI-I of Indonesia. Combined customer base of the PAA members now exceeds 340,000 organisations, representing almost all active trading enterprises in the Asian market. For more information about PAA, visit

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