|05-10-2015||11th Asian Europe Meeting (ASEM) of the Directors General-Commissioners of Customs in Goa|
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
CBEC To Host 11th Asia Europe Meeting In Goa
Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (WCO) shall be present at the event as an observer, the release said.
Established in 1996, ASEM aims to strengthen the Asia-Europe relations and in this direction provides opportunities for dialogues and cooperation between countries of Asia and Europe in wide areas covering politics, economy, culture and others, it said.
Cooperation in Customs matters between Asia and Europe is an important element of the ASEM framework and the Directors General and Commissioners of Customs of ASEM meet biennially to discuss current developments and priorities of Customs work.
The two-day meeting will focus on the five main priorities of ASEM – trade facilitation and supply chain security, combating infringement on IPR, protection of society and environment, involving business, and communication and visibility.
The participants will deliberate on a new action plan for 2016-17 which shall reflect the priorities of Customs administrations as they face the twin challenges of facilitating trade and ensuring legal compliance as global trade volumes rise, the release added.