The Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (CBTA) is a flagship initiative under the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program to promote transport and trade facilitation.
When fully implemented, the CBTA will improve the efficiency of transport services by facilitating cross-border transport, complement economic corridors and physical infrastructure and investment, and create a more favorable environment for cross-border trade, investment, and tourism.
The Greater Mekong Subregion Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (GMS CBTA) Instruments and Drafting History is a compendium of agreements, instruments of accessions, and memoranda of understanding forged between the GMS countries and compiles in one publication all the documents that form the CBTA instrument. It reflects previous policy dialogues, including outcomes of negotiations between various government agencies from the GMS countries since the inception of the CBTA. This publication aims to strengthen stakeholders' understanding of the technical aspects of the CBTA as well as to draw attention to the crucial issues on transport and trade facilitation.