A workshop on “Handbook on Customs Clearance and Feasibility Study on Cargo Tracking System in Cambodia” was jointly organized by the General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank in the morning of October 27, 2015 at Raffle Le Royal Hotel. The workshop aims to disseminate the Customs Clearance Handbook, to discuss the result of the feasibility study of the usage of satellite sytem for cargo tracking of national transit as well as to officially launch the new General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia website.
The workshop was presided over by Dr. Kun Nhem, Director General of General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia with broad participation from customs officials, government officials, port authority, traders and other private sectors as well as national and international observers.
In his open remarks, H.E. Dr. Kun Nhem raised the advantage of the handbook in increasing the awareness of all stakeholders, in particular, private sectors, on customs regulations and prcedures related to clerance. In addition, the result of the Feasibility Study on Cargo Tracking System in Cambodia is the basis for the implementaion of custom automation system in accordance with international best practice and further enhance trade facilitaiton in Cambodia.
In the occasion, H.E. Dr. Kun Nhem officialy launched the new General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia website, an updated, enhanced and modernized one, which is rich in infromation in accordance with interatnal standards. The website would meet the demands of the general public, in particular, private sectors, to get a better understanding of various procedures and information related to customs.
Representatives from ADB and General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia explain in details the Handbook on Customs Clearance. The presentation focuses on content, advantage and how to search for information. In addition, the workshop also get to understand the result of the Cargo Tracking System and the possibility of implementing the system in Cambodia as well as the status of the ASEAN transit procedures in Cambodia and its respective function in the ASYCUDA system.
General Department of Customs and Excise of Cambodia
27 October 2015