GMS-FRETA was officially established at the 4th GMS Summit in Nay Pyi Taw on December 19th 2011.

From its inception in 1992 the Greater Mekong Sub-region, supported by the Asia Development Bank has emphasized the importance of Facilitation of Trade and Transport between the 6 member countries through :

  1. An infrastructure improvement program to remove physical obstacles to trade and
  2. A Cross Border Transport Agreement, signed in 2002 to remove administrative obstacles to trade Facilitation efforts were focused on certain corridors.

By 2008 it was generally recognized that the CBTA was an excellent document but was not being implemented.

Practice on the ground had changed very little in 6 years so the GMS-BF decided to form an action group, the Leaders of the GMS countries agreed and Establishment GMS-FRETA was officially established at the 4thGMS Summit in Nay Pyi Taw on December 19th2011.


  1. Greater Mekong Sub –region ̴ The national Governments of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
  2. GMS Business Forum ̴ The 6 National Chambers of Commerce
  3. GMS Freight Transport Association ̴ 60 Freight Transport Companies and Associations operating within the GMS

Appointment of the Board of Directors of GMS-FRETA Vientiane 30 October 2012 Chairman Dr. TanitSorat, Federation of Thai Industry Vice chairman Mr. Paul ApthorpUPS-TNT Route Development Director Treasurer Mr. Somphone Phrasavath Lao Freight Forwarders Co. Auditor Ms Ge Min All China Federation of Industry and Commerce Secretary General Mr. Oudet Souvannapong GMS Business Forum

GMS-FRETA Cambodia Board Composition has been select 5 members from

  1. 1 representative of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce
  2. 1 representative of CAMTA
  3. 1 representative of CAMFFA
  4. 1 representative of National Transport Company
  5. 1 representative of National Freight Forwarder Company

Moving towards implementation of the cross border transport agreement medium term action areas for GMS-FRETA

  1. Reduction of Transport costs, esp, costs without receipt
  2. utual recognition of standards and law
  3. Imp and certification of corporate governance
  4. Capacity building /Training
  5. Access to Finance for fleet upgrade
  6. Trade and transport database network
  7. Multi-model development -Ro-Ro services
  8. Multi-model development -Rail services
  9. Flexible operations –Trailer swapping

GMS-FRETA is appointment of the Board of Director of GMS-FRETA Vientiane 30 October 2012.

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