CTO of GeTS Loo Leong Seng receiving the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) Innovation Award 2019

CTO of GeTS Loo Leong Seng receiving the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) Innovation Award 2019

PSA International and GeTS were jointly selected as one of the “Best Three” cases to be awarded the coveted Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) Innovation Award 2019. Their winning entry showcased the innovative solutions provided by CALISTATM and the hive platforms to facilitate China-ASEAN trade, and also how the platforms have benefitted traders and improved trade flow on the International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC).

The 9th APTFF was held on 18 September 2019 in New Delhi, India, and the event focuses on how digital and sustainable trade facilitation measures and practices can bring prosperity to the Asia-Pacific region. It is a leading regional platform for the exchange of information, experiences and practices on trade facilitation, and is organised biennially by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Winning cases were evaluated by the APTFF Secretariat and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNNeXT) Advisory Committee, and selected based on how they have used emerging digital technologies to implement innovative trade facilitation solutions that have contributed to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (economic, social and environmental pillars).