Paving the Path to a Seamless Cross-Border Trade and Transit Documentation Harmonisation

  Published on 8 May, 2019

Paving the Path to a Seamless Cross-Border Trade and Transit Documentation Harmonisation

  Published on 8 May, 2019

Paving the Path to a Seamless Cross-Border Trade and Transit Documentation Harmonisation

  Published on 8 May, 2019

Paving the Path to a Seamless Cross-Border Trade and Transit Documentation Harmonisation

  Published on 8 May, 2019

Workshop to Implement the Pilot Tests of CAREC Advanced Transit System (CATS) and Information Common Exchange (ICE)

Mr Viboon Chaojirapant, Product Development Director of VCC, also an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, was invited to the workshop which was held at Nur-sultan, Kazakhstan. Customs officials and representatives from the transit and insurance companies were also at the workshop.

Mr Chaojirapant presented on the proposed format of the CATS Transit Document and was also the moderator of the working group meetings at the workshop. He provided his technical advice on the installation requirements, data transfer between CATS and local transit systems, and the schedule for installation and testing of CATS software.

After the workshop, the draft for the trilateral agreement to implement the CATS/ICE pilot test was finalised. The signing of the trilateral agreement by participating countries is targeted to be by September 2019 and the pilot test to start running by the end of the year.

The pilot tests aim to streamline and harmonise transit documentation and to create a single electronic messaging system to support seamless cross-border trade and reduce trade transaction costs.

Simplifying global trade complexity has always been VCC’s focus. Through our involvements in this project, we want to play our part in the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030, to support CAREC’s role as a catalyst for trade expansion and economic diversification.

Paving the Path to a Seamless Cross-Border Trade and Transit Documentation Harmonisation

Mr Viboon Chaojirapant, Product Development Director of VCC (first row, first from left) taking a group photo with the rest of the participants and presenters at the workshop