Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC)’s Delegate Attend Symposium on the Implementation of the ASEAN Roadmap for Logistics Services Integration in Da Nang, Vietnam
H.E Oknha Sorn Sokna, vice president of CCC and representative of Neak Oknha Kith Meng, president of CCC; and H.E Nguon Meng Tech, director general of CCC attended symposium on logistic services integration in Da Nang, Vietnam on August 22, 2010. The symposium is divided into three sessions: Session 1: Presentations on ASEAN Roadmap for the integration of Logistics Strategy for Inclusive Development,
Session 2: Enterprises View on Logistic Services and
Session 3: Policy Dialogue.
The final product of this symposium is the adoption report to ASEAN Economic Ministers and preparation for Public-Private Sector Policy Dialogue between ASEAN Economic Ministers and representatives from private sector. The whole report is as follow:
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASEAN ROADMAP FOR LOGISTICS SERVICES INTEGRATION
SYMPOSIUM AND POLICY DIALOGUE WITH ASEAN ECONOMIC MINISTERS
22 August 2010, Da Nang, Viet Nam
Review the status of implementation of the ASEAN Logistics Roadmap and logistics-related commitments in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint
Identify the gaps in the implementation and recommend actions that ASEAN could usefully take to address them, including earmarking a number of agreements and measures for high-priority implementation
Identify new priority areas for inclusion in the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan to value add to existing agreements
Establish a Business Sector Checklist to track progress including the 11 logistics services sectors identified in the ASEAN Logistics Roadmap, based on and preferably ahead of the timeline and targets committed in the AEC Blueprint. This should be accompanied by a study on the identification of behind-the-border barriers.
Identify a central coordinating focal point/body in the government for logistics facilitation and liberalisation, with strong coordination capabilities, taking into account the need to prepare local companies to face competition.
Need for a set of integrated logistics rules and regulations in ASEAN Member States.
Trade and Customs Facilitation
Earmark the following agreements and measures for high-priority implementation:
ASEAN Air Cargo Processing Model (by 2013 or earlier)
WCO Immediate Release Guidelines, including de minimis levels (by 2013 or earlier)
ASEAN Customs Transit System (by 2013 or earlier)
ASEAN Single Window (by 2015 or earlier)
Establish. an indicative common baseline de minimis level of US$50 in ASEAN, and encourage individual ASEAN members to set higher de minimis levels above this baseline. An initial study should be undertaken by ASEAN on the costs so as to examine the implications and determine an appropriate de minimis level.
Establish an ASEAN Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme to secure and facilitate regional and global trade.
To facility clearance and inspection, need to implement appropriate technology including the use of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) technology.
Improvements to pre-arrival and departure customs clearance systems, augmented by electronic data interchange capabilities.
ASEAN Transport Facilitation Working Group should ideally meet back-to-back with the Customs Procedure and Trade Facilitation Working Group.
Cross Border and Multimodal Transpor
1. Expedite the ratification by 2011 of:
ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit, including ratification of the protocols on Designation of Routes and Customs Transit System
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport
ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-State Transport
2. Start to operationalise the implementation of the above-mentioned agreements in 2011 through pilot projects on transport facilitation and learning from best practices in other regions or sub-regions.
Institutionalise an ASEAN public-private sector policy dialogue on logistics issues with an annual dialogue session at the sidelines of the SEOM/STOM meeting. In addition, national public-private sector forum needs to be held regularly for an exchange of views and to provide inputs to the government for policy formulation.
Private sector to assist in providing information on best practices, advancements in technology, market developments and collaborate in human resource development which is the other main element of the Logistics Roadmap. This may include collaboration in developing national skills certification systems and core competencies on logistics service providers.
Explore greater public-private partnerships in developing transport logistics infrastructure and the provision/operation of transport logistics facilities and services.