Cambodia Attends the 26th Meeting of ASEAN Directors-General of Customs in Indonesia

A delegation of Cambodian customs led by H.E. Kun Nhim, Director-General of Customs and Excise, participated in the 26th Meeting of ASEAN Directors-General of Customs in Bali, Indonesia, from May 16 to 18.

According to the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia, the meeting, attended by the directors-general of customs of the ten ASEAN member countries and officials of ASEAN Secretariat, was opened in the presence of H.E. Ms. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, H.E. Kun Nhim highlighted numerous achievements that ASEAN Directors-General of Customs Meeting attained under the chairmanship of Cambodia (2016-2017).

In this 26th meeting, the ASEAN Directors-General of Customs reviewed the progress of ASEAN Strategic Plan of Customs Development 2016-2020, agreed on different points related to the participation of private sector in the meeting, encouraged ASEAN member countries to accelerate their internal procedures for ratification of Protocol 7 on Customs Transit System, and for signing of Protocol 2 on Designation of Frontier Posts.

Cambodia has already ratified the Protocol 7 and signed the Protocol 2.

On the sidelines of the meeting, H.E. Kun Nhim met with H.E. Zou Zhiwu, Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs of China. Both sides agreed to support each other at regional and global forums, study the possibility of preparing a MoU on customs cooperation, and support the implementation of Belt and Road Initiative.

Besides, the Cambodian customs director-general held separate working meetings with his Japanese counterpart H.E. Mikio Kojikawa and his Thai counterpart H.E. Kulit Sombatsiri to strengthen and expand their cooperation.

Moreover, the Cambodian customs delegation held bilateral talks with ASEAN-EU Business Council to bolster relations and cooperation between Cambodian customs administration and private sector.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press