Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Clearing customs: ASEAN and Japan chiefs talk trade

Clearing customs: ASEAN and Japan chiefs talk trade

Clearing customs: ASEAN and Japan chiefs talk trade

ASEAN and Japan’s customs chiefs met to discuss making trade more efficient in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Building off plans for greater economic connectivity in the ASEAN region by 2015, participants agreed to work toward what was called an “Asia Cargo Highway”, or a plan to allow for the free flow of goods across Asia.

Pen Simon, Director General of Cambodia’s Customs and Excise Department, who chaired the meeting, said the group also discussed ways to simplify trade procedures, reduce fees and create the conditions necessary to help boost economic development in the region.

Atsuo Shibota, Japan’s Director General of the Customs and Tariff Bureau at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry led the Japanese delegation.

MOST VIEWED

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • ‘Dire consequences’ from sanctions, warns AmCham

    American businesspeople in Cambodia have warned that any sanction against the Kingdom would have “dire consequences” that could push Cambodia even further into the arms of China. In a letter to US senators and representatives dated Monday, the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia (AmCham) said