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Customs system under discussion

Update: November, 03/2014 - 09:08
A recent ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia focused on streamlining customs procedures for goods..— Photo asean.org

JAKARTA (VNS) — A recent ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia focused on streamlining customs procedures for goods.

ACTS aims to save cost and time for transporting goods by road within ASEAN. In addition, it is a prerequisite for transport agreements between ASEAN member nations. The system is scheduled to be launched on a trial basis in May 2016 and will become operational six months later.

Participants said it was essential to set up risk management programmes at starting and arrival points as well as during the transit process. They stressed that in order to successfully deploy ACTS, governmental agencies and private companies should enhance mutual support and links.

The event was organised under the ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the European Union (EU) (ARISE) programme. — VNS

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