Bangkok, Thailand, 10 to 12 January 2017.
ARISE ran a successful 3-day ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) training workshop for the private sector in Bangkok from 10 – 12 January 2017. The event was supported by the Customs Authorities of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The objective of the event was to set the scene for the upcoming ACTS Parallel Run, during which the private sector will carry out normal transit operations and, in addition, data capture the transaction details to ACTS. This will act as a trial of the system and its related procedures prior to the live run of ACTS. This is the second part of the ACTS Pilot Phase. The scenario phase was completed successfully in November and December 2016, during which the system underwent testing of the operational messages to be transmitted between participating ASEAN Member States. ARISE is most grateful to the private sector participants for their commitment to making this event a success.