General Guide on conducting Self-Assessments of Legal and Technical Readiness on Cross-border Paperless Trade

1. DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLISTS

Download the Legal and Technical Readiness Checklists and study all questions in this checklist to be familiarized with the overall structure of the checklist and its questions.

 

2. PLAN THE ASSESSMENT

To conduct self-assessments of legal and technical readiness on cross-border paperless trade of a country, it is recommended that the assessment team members to be comprised of :

  • Project Manager/Leader: person in charge of planning, leading and managing the team members to work collaboratively, coordinating with all stakeholders, consolidating all the findings and recommendations from the self-assessment exercise, organizing national consultations and expert group meetings, and working with the assessor(s) to draft the findings, recommendations and action plans.    
  • Technical Assessor: person who is in charge of studying the questions, collecting data, and answering the questions of the technical readiness checklist. This assessor should be able to answer some if not all questions. He or she should be resourceful in contacting and collecting data from relevant agencies, experts and other stakeholders in order to answer the questions of the technical checklist.
  • Legal Assessor: person who is in charge of studying, collecting data, and answering the questions of the legal readiness checklist.  This assessor should be able to answer some if not all questions. He or she should be resourceful in contacting and collecting data from relevant agencies, experts and other stakeholders in order to answer the questions of the legal checklist.

 

3. FOLLOW THE GUIDE

The assessor(s) could refer to the guide for elaboration of each question to understand the issues, options and characteristics of each possible answer. The assessor(s) should contact relevant agencies, experts and other stakeholders to gather information and data to provide comprehensive answers, reflecting as many stakeholders’ views as possible. The assessor(s) shall fill in the answers to each and every question in the legal and technical readiness checklists.

 

4. TAKE QUICK ASESSMENT

For technical readiness checklist completed with answers, once could navigate through the quick assessment to key in the answer. Then the web page will generate a list of recommendations. This list of recommendations can be used to draft initial action plans for cross-border paperless trade. This draft deliverable could be further refined through consultations and be reviewed by relevant regulatory agencies, experts, private sectors and other stakeholders, through one or more consultations.