A. General Information

1. Title

GS1 e-COO & e-Invoice

2. Status of the project/service
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
5. Geographical coverage
Bilateral: Thailand – Taiwan POC
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and GS1 Thailand
Other participating agencies/entities
Trade – Van / Taiwan POC Customs and CAT Telecom / Thailand Customs
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities
Trade – VAN and CAT Telecom
Other participating agencies/entities
7. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the project/services
Traders (big enterprises)
Data interchange service providers
8. Business process category of the project/service
Commercial Transactions
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
a. Objective(s)

Enable digital trade by facilitation of the exchange of e-Documents between Thailand and Taiwan, including customs, importers, exporters, and cross-border data interchange service providers. 

To assist international trading for economic operators such as suppliers FTI members and border agencies to exchange data quickly and at a reduced cost. In order to help speeding up the cross-border goods movement.

b. Business need for the project/service (background)

To enable secure and reliable transmission of trade and logistics documents. To create a Pan-Asian portal to enable global B2B connection and communication. 

c. Business process covered*

High security technology with blockchain and GS1 standards 

  • Secure the confidential documents with blockchain technology 

  • Deploy GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) to identify economic operators and locations, including suppliers, FTI members and customs 

Simplifying exchange of data everywhere 

  • Utilize the services via the Kiosk or computer with website or application 

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*
  • EDI exchange for Certificate of Origin 

  • Blockchain for Commercial Invoice 

e. Relevant document/figure
10. Documents and data exchanged via the project/service

Commercial invoice, Certificate of Origin

11. Data models/databases, proprietary solutions, hybrid approaches
12. Main challenges faced during the project/service
  • Challenging to change the procedures of the importers / exporters;
  • Customs does not have the authority to force importers / exporters to use the platform and
  • It has proved hard to promote these services even though they are free to use during this phase of implementation.
13. Lessons learned from the project/service

The mindset to go paperless or use e-documents is not yet entrenched among the industry. There were no standards in place prior to implementation. 

14. Main benefit(s) of the project/service
Transaction Cost savings*
Transaction Time savings
14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained:
15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
16. Future plan for expansion of the project and service
  • PAA Scenario, Single Window, Asian Connection (go regional) 
  • To promote and provide secure, trusted, reliable and value-adding IT infrastructure and facilities to enhance seamless trade globally 
  • The major counterparts in each country has been contacted to build up a single signing window 
  • Promotion of service to members of FTI 
17. Other information or relevant references on the project and service
18. Relevant document regarding the project/service

C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project/service:
- Other XML format: Cross Border Blockchain Platform::Proprietary and e-CO: UN/CEFACT
20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project/service
International standard
21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project/service
Cross Border Blockchain Platform:: Proprietary and e-CO: UN/CEFACT
21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project/service
International standard
Technical recommendations from international body(ies)
22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project/service
22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project/service
23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
23B. Other technical implementation information