Vietnam Customs hosts the 13th Meeting ASEM Customs Directors-General
and Commissioners in Quang Ninh on 9th and 10th October, 2019. ASEM
Customs Directors-General and Commissioners meet every two years to
discuss developments and priorities in the area of customs.
The meeting is held at Even Hall Room,
Vinpearl Resort and Spa Ha Long, in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province
with the attendance of Mr. Do Hoang Anh Tuan, Vice Minister of the
Ministry of Finance of Vietnam; Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General ,
the World Customs Organization (WCO), Mrs. Sabine Henxler, Director of
International and General Affairs, Directorate General for Taxation and
Customs Union; Mr. Hans Josef Haas, Vice President of the Genrman
Central Customs Authority, as the host of the 12th ASEM Customs
Directors-General And Commissioners Meeting in Berlin, Gernmany 2017 and
53 delegations from ASEM States. The meeting is chaired by the Director
General of Vietnam Customs Nguyen Van Can.
Deputy Minister of Finance Do Hoang Anh Tuan delivered a speech at the meeting.
Opening the meeting, Deputy Minister of
Ministry of Finance Do Hoang Anh Tuan delivers a speech to welcome the
delegations and expects that the meeting is a chance for ASEM Customs
authorities to exchange challenges and solve them, promote trade,
investment and services in the digital economy development.To ensure the
sustainable development, it needs to further improve internal legal
institutions as well as agreements as a foundation for Customs
cooperations of countries and economy sectors; have appropriate customs
management in line with the requirements of the fourth industrial
revolution; close coordination in the development of an honest and
professional customs to respond new challenges.
To develop customs-business partnership,
each country need close cooperation and trust between Customs authority
and the business community as well as close cooperation between Customs
authority with relevant State agencies in effectively operating the
National Single Window on the basis of e-Customs and digitalisation.
The meeting is not only to solve
challenges in cooperation between States in Asia and States in Europe
but also develop agreements and regulations in providing information and
The meeting will adopt reports on
inter-sessional ASEM activities including highlights of the 12th ASEM
Summit 2018 in Belgium; outcomes of the AWC Meetings and ASEM
Customs-Trade Days in 2018 in Chengdu; and promoting Asia – Europe
Connectivity – the new focus of ASEM in the third decade and reports on
performance results of ASEM Customs Actions 2018-2019, including trade
facilitation and customs procedures; facilitating paperless customs
processes; customs management of cross-border e-commerce; connectivity
and transit; single window for speedy clearance, automation and
integrated risk management; JCO on fast-moving consumer goods; border
enforcement on international postal item; and visibility of ASEM
The meeting will also discuss new
proposals and Action Plan 2020-2021; emerging challenges of global trade
supply chains and the responses from ASEM Customs and future ASEM
Customs Meetings. and approve “Ha Long Declaration” and ASEM Customs
Action Plan 2020-2021.
It is expected that on the second day of
the meetings on 10th October 2019, ASEM Customs Directors-General and
Commissioners shall adopt the Action Plan 2020-2021 and “ Ha Long
The hosting of 13th meeting of ASEM
Customs Directors-General and Commissioners is an activity specifying
internal policies of Vietnam, contributing to improving the prestige and
role of Vietnam on the ASEM cooperation forum.
The hosting of 13th meeting of ASEM
Customs Directors-General and Commissioners is great significance of
Vietnam as well as Vietnam Customs to affirm the cooperation and
compliance with international commitments in the area of Customs,
improving the trust of customs partners as trading partners and raising
prestige of Vietnamese goods.
Source : Huyen Trang - Vietnam Customs News