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1 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT and Single Window Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business Sangwon Lim On behalf of AFACT Chairman (Mr. Chun-Seok Kim) Dakar, Senegal Nov. 6, 2008
2 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Is.... ▶ Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business ▶ A non-profit, non-governmental organization ▶ Participation is open to: - representatives of member economies - experts from private sectors within the Asia pacific region ▶ A focal point is assigned for each member economy
3 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Mission AFACT aims to support in the Asia Pacific region policies and activities, especially those promoted by UN/CEFACT, dedicates to stimulating, improving and promoting the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, to exchange products and relevant services effectively in a non-political environment. Its principal focus is to facilitate international transactions, through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows, and so contribute to the growth of global commerce.
4 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Terms of Reference The mission statement are to be achieved by: –Analyzing and understanding the key elements of international transactions and working for the elimination of constraints; –Developing methods to facilitate transactions, including the relevant use of information technologies such as UN/EDIFACT and ebXML; –Promoting both the use of these methods, and associated best practices, through channels such as government, industry and service associations; –Coordinating its work with UN/CEFACT and other relevant international, regional and non-governmental organizations; and –Enhancing the cooperation among the AFACT members and promoting the objectives of the mission statement in the Asia Pacific region
5 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT History The forerunner of AFACT was ASEB (Asia EDIFACT Board) established in 1990 in response to disseminate EDIFACT policies and activities in the Asia-Pacific region. After 8 years' contribution to facilitate international transaction within the region, the need for re-engineering was raised to conform to the rapidly changing trend of EDI and EC and to respond to the successful restructuring of UN/CEFACT. In 1999, the Asia Pacific Council for Facilitation of Procedures for Administration, Commerce and Transport was officially commenced. In 2000 AFACT was once again renamed Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and e-Business.
6 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Membership 19 Countries & Economies + 1 Associate Member Cambodia Korea Japan PRC Mongolia Australia Taipei India Pakistan Iran Saudi Arabia Malaysia Indonesia Singapore Philippines Sri Lanka Vietnam Thailand Afghanistan
7 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Member Organizations Excellent Example of Public Private Partnership
9 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Achievement ▶ eAsia Award: Identifying regional best practices & sharing experiences and practices ► Capacity-building training & Workshop ► EDICOM Conference: Promotion & Awareness ► Pilot Project: ECO Development ► EDI System Interconnection ► Membership Development
10 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT & Single Window AFACT has worked on the progress of single windows in the region from the era of EDI, but not with exact work item titled “Single Windows.” AFACT recently resolved to focus its activities on regional center for capacity-building and coordination of standard in the areas of electronic business and trade facilitation, including single windows. AFACT work on single windows will be harmonized with other regional bodies and avoid duplication.
11 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Future Direction Organizational Improvement Plenary Steering Committee Domain Committee Interoperability Committee Support Committee
12 AFACT www.afact.org AFACT Future Direction Strategic Program of Work 1.International Supply Chain Data Harmonization for Asia Pacific 2. UNeDocs development 3. Single Window 4. e-Government Interoperability Framework
13 AFACT www.afact.org Thank you! AFACT is committed to regional development and also willing to embark on inter-regional cooperation for the progress of global commerce. www.afact.org