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AFACT has been promoting adoption of UN/CEFACT tools for about 29 years. AFACT stands for the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. It's a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is open to participation from the representatives of member economies and experts from private sectors within the Asia-Pacific region.
The forerunner of AFACT was ASEB (Asia EDIFACT Board) established in 1990 in response to disseminating EDIFACT (Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce, and Transport) policies and activities in the Asia -Pacific region. After 8 years' contribution to facilitate international transactions within the region, through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows, the need for re-engineering was raised in the 16th ASEB meeting to conform to the rapidly changing trend of EDI and EC, and to respond to the successful restructuring of UN/CEFACT.
As a result of re-engineering, AFACT marked down the era of ASEB in 1998.
In 1999, the epoch of AFACT officially commenced.


Data Exchange

Digital Economy

Trade Facilitation


AFACT aims to promote the commitment and development of trade facilitation, electronic business policies, and activities in the Asia Pacific region, mainly focusing on those promoted by UN/CEFACT (United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business), to guide, stimulate, improve and promote the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations from members, as well as to exchange products and relevant services effectively within AFACT community.

Based on the cooperative relationship between AFACT and UN/CEFACT, prominent industrial leaders from AFACT Member Countries are Registered Experts of UN/CEFACT who participate in and contribute to UN/CEFACT activities and initiatives, in the hope of promoting cross-border data exchange and standardization.

Dr. CH Cho

Mr. Chia-Kai Liu

Ms. Vivian Huang

Mr. John Ning