This project was conceived to contribute to the APEC Supply Chain Connectivity Framework, focused on enhancing the performance of supply chains across the region. It aimed to identify critical issues related to trade facilitation measures in the APEC economies within the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA).
The final report summarizes the stages in project development from formulation of the survey, collection of survey results, through the conduct of the August 2016 workshop and their outcomes. A survey results highlights overview is included, which outlines survey findings in selected key topic areas as is a summary of the workshop outcomes, by focus area and topic. Key critical issues (and associated recommendations) identified within the project are briefly described, and the relevant best practices suggested by specific member economies are also cited. A set of general recommendations are provided aimed at paving the way for further analysis and cooperation in the project’s area of focus, to further progress and expand on the results of this work.