Work is progressing well on preparation for the pilot ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS). The system will be piloted in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in late 2016 and early 2017. ARISE has produced ACTS procedural manuals for Customs, Transport and the private sector, and have provided procedural training for Government and private sector stakeholders in these sectors. Once the pilot phase is over, the system will be fully rolled out on the pilot countries, and plans will be made to roll the system out in Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. In a subsequent phase, Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines may join the system, if a business need exists. More background information on ACTS is available in the links below.
"JAKARTA, 6 November 2014 – An ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) will be piloted in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The system, aimed at facilitating the movement of transit goods by road within ASEAN, will form an integral component of the vision of ASEAN Economic Community…" / http://www.asean.org/news/asean-secretariat-news/item/asean-to-pilot-customs-transit-system?category_id=27
"The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has begun developing a pilot customs transit system (ACTS) that aims to facilitate movement of transit goods by road as the region inches closer to economic integration…" /