Eighth SASEC Customs Subgroup Meeting
1 Nov 2019
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized the eighth meeting of the SASEC Customs Subgroup (SCS) on 1 November in Tbilisi, Georgia, which brought together senior customs officials of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) member countries.
Outcomes of the Meeting include:
- Reviewed implementation status of subregional and national projects under the SCS Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework and SASEC Operational Plan covering customs cooperation, modernization, automation, and border infrastructure improvement;
- Trade facilitation projects for possible inclusion in the SASEC Operational Plan; and
- Innovative trade facilitation initiatives, including e-commerce and application of blockchain technology, that the SASEC Customs Subgroup will pursue.
Mr. Ronald Butiong, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, South Asia Department, ADB, moderated the meeting.
ADB staff and consultants supported the meeting.