Jakarta, Indonesia, 08 January to 10 January 2020
With the valuable cooperation of Participating Member States (PMS), the ACTS Central Management Team and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), ARISE Plus held a successful ACTS Pilot Preparation workshop in the new ASEC building in Jakarta from 8-10 January 2020. The six participating Member States are based along the north-south and east-west transit transport corridors of ASEAN which will be used for the ACTS Pilot planned for January to April 2020. The PMS are Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The participants provided updates on the status of preparatory activities for the ACTS Pilot, including the progress made by associated stakeholders in Government Transport Agencies responsible for issuing ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross Border permits (AGVCBP) and banks for issuing ACTS Customs guarantees. ARISE Plus provided detailed guidance on the technical and procedural preparations being made for the Pilot, including planned border visits to ACTS frontier offices situated along the east-west corridor of Thailand, Lao CDR, Cambodia and Vietnam. Following this successful workshop the ACTS Pilot has a firm basis to ahead on the planned dates.