Sixth SASEC Customs Subgroup Meeting

The Sixth SASEC Customs Subgroup Meeting (SCS-6), to be held on 15 June 2017 in Thimphu, Bhutan, is in follow up to the Fifth SCS meeting, held in May 2016, in Male, Maldives. The SCS-6 Meeting will continue discussing subregional and national projects to ensure seamless implementation and achievement of modernized and harmonized Customs operations in the SASEC subregion.

Discussions in the SCS-6 Meeting will include:

  • Signing of a Memorandum of Intent for capacity-building initiatives between the SASEC member countries and the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics of India;
  • Implementation status and next steps of subregional and national projects in the SCS Work Plan 2014-2018;
  • Way forward for Customs-related priority projects in the SASEC Operational Plan 2016-2025;
  • Electronic Cargo Tracking System initiatives within the context of SASEC transport facilitation activities;
  • Proposal for a SASEC Study on Coordinated Development of Border Infrastructure; and
  • Updates on SASEC capacity-building activities.

A Learning Event focused on priority capacity-building needs related to the implementation of the WTO TFA, including identified WTO TFA gaps in SASEC countries, will be held on 14 June.

Participants of the SCS-6 will include SASEC Customs officials; representatives of Korea Customs Service, the World Customs Organization, and the World Trade Organization; and staff and consultants of the Asian Development Bank.

Sector: Trade Facilitation

Date: 14-15 Jun 2017

Location: Thimphu, Bhutan

Contact Person: Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong
rabutiong@adb.org

Sixth SASEC Customs Subgroup Meeting

Date: 14-15 Jun 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Thimphu, Bhutan

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