Japan To Further Support Cambodia’s Custom and Excise Reform

Japan has reiterated its continued support for Cambodia's customs and excise reform and will donate two patrol boats to the country, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The pledge follows a recent meeting between Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth and visiting H.E. Atsushi Iizuka, Director General of the Customs, Japan's Ministry of Finance here in Phnom Penh.

In addition to the two donated patrol boats to arrive Cambodia by June this year, said H.E. Atsushi Iizuka, Japan will further assist Cambodia with Nippon Automated Cargo Clearance System (NACCS).

As underlined by H.E. Aun Porn Moniroth, the support with NACCS from Japan will bring existing computerised customs system applied in Cambodia for ten years already to another level, yet the shift requires thorough assessment.

The senior minister thanked the Japan's visiting delegate both for the visit and for the committed assistance to Cambodia, adding that Japan's support to Cambodia's customs and excise reform started since 1989.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press