What is the cross-border eTrade pilot? Which countries are involved and what exactly does it do? Can we expect its benefits to be replicated across all countries in the coming years?

  • Date: 24/04/20
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The aim of the pilot activity is to test cross-border data exchange between several public and private entities using the eDelivery solution, a secure electronic data and document exchange channel. The goal is to see whether such data exchange can be fully functioning from the following perspectives:

  • Technical. Test if interoperability can be reached and if there are technical barriers preventing the solution from being used on cross-border level. 
  • Legal. Perform a primary legal environment review to identify the required changes in national legislation to fully enable the use of the solution from the legal perspective.
  • Organisational. Identify responsible institutions and required organisational/institutional changes in order to ensure that the solution is fully functional on a national as well as cross-border level.

After completion of the pilot project, the EU4Digital Facility provided the recommendations for required changes in the above-mentioned areas to implement the full-scale solution and make it fully functioning, as well as legally binding.

Two eDelivery pilots were carried out, one between an Eastern partner and an EU country – Ukraine and Poland – and the other between two Eastern partner countries – Armenia and Ukraine. Find out how the eDelivery solution was tested in Ukraine: Cutting through the paper chain: EU opens the digital path to trade in Ukraine

Virtual site visits were also organised for partner country representatives to observe piloted solutions to support them in making informed decisions regarding the implementation of specific solutions in their country.