PAA Members Fighting COVID-19 with Information Technology

April 19th 2020

Being a global alliance with the aim to facilitate seamless cross border transactions, PAA members have shown our social responsibility by actively contributing our IT expertise and experiences to the fighting against COVID-19 and protection of human health.

PAA member from Taiwan - Trade-Van Information Services Co., supports the Government initiative to develop an eMask rationing system, for the Taiwan individuals to place pre-orders for surgical masks online, and pick up the masks at the convenient stores or neighboring marts. The system is available on website and mobile app, in both Chinese and English. Any individual who subscribes to Taiwan National Health Insurance System could order 9 surgical masks every two weeks at cost of NT$52 (US$1.70), including a NT$7 shipping fee.

Dubbed the "Real-name Mask System 2.0," the mechanism was introduced on March 12 and has been used by over 2 millions users. Many Taiwanese Internet users have praised the eMask rationing system. ‘Trade-Van is very proud to be part of the national IT team in this critical period. We received the request from our Government to complete the eMask system in just a few days. Our team worked with full capacity for this special mission, as we understand this is an important task to help assure the civilian confidence. Trade-Van achieved the goal with flying colors with our strong experience in eTax Filing System and customer support center.’ Says Alan Hsu, Chairman of Trade-Van and Vice Chairman of PAA.   

In SEA, EDII, PAA member in Indonesia has helped Indonesia government by developing a system application for Ministry of Health to monitor any aid and donations from other parties, such as surgical masks, medical protective clothes, etc. The system helps to facilitate the distribution of these donations to hospitals nation wide.

Besides, EDII is also helping Indonesia National Single Window to accelerate system of import licenses and its recommendations among Ministry of Health, National Disaster Management Authority, and FDA, in order for Indonesia government to manage the stock of all medical and health supplies related to fighting COVID-19.

The lately joined PAA associate member KGH Customs Service of Sweden is performing customs declarations without costs for aid-shipments and medical supplies. ‘By supporting the movement of medical supplies in particular from The Alibaba Foundation, KGH is proud to be part of the initiative to fight the COVID-19 in this challenging time.’ Says Vidar, COO of KGH.