Vietnam Officially Joins ASEAN Single Window Customs System

Wednesday, 09 September 2015.

Viet Nam became the fifth ASEAN Member State to join the ASEAN Single Window live operation. At the opening ceremony of Viet Nam National Single Window Implementation and Technical Connection to ASEAN Single Window in Ha Noi yesterday, Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E. Le Luong Minh said it signifies the country’s commitment to ASEAN’s economic integration and community building process.

PH Statement on the Publication of Import Data for May 2014 and Average Import Valuation from March to May 2014

Sunday, 29 June 2014.

In keeping with our commitment towards transparency and accountability, we are posting a list with over 122,000 entries containing almost every importation into the Philippines in May 2014, as well as the weighted average dutiable values for all imports from March to May 2014, broken down by 11-digit HS code and country of origin.

The lists are in the same format as that published in the past several months. The information is in excel format, and can be downloaded from:

PH Bureau of Customs Statement on Publication of Import Data for January 2014

Saturday, 01 March 2014.


The Bureau of Customs is pleased to publish its list of almost every importation into the Philippines in January 2014. In addition to “consumption” entries as published last month for December 2013, this list now includes what we refer to as “warehousing” and “transshipment” entries. These are imports which are allowed to enter the Philippines without paying duties and taxes, provided they are re-exported from the Philippines within a certain period of time.


ASEAN builds Capacity in Strategic Trade Management

Tuesday, 01 October 2013.

Bandung, Indonesia – Over the last two weeks, Customs and other government officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) participated in two week-long training courses focused on building the capacity of ASEAN Member States (AMS) in strategic trade management (STM). Each week-long event provided the opportunity for government officials from a range of agencies involved in trade to understand best practices in STM and how these overlap with trade facilitation initiatives, such as single windows. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored this event in partnership with ASEAN.


Monday, 30 September 2013.

A delegation of 17 senior Cambodian officials led by His Excellency Chanmeta KAN, the Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce Cambodia made a visit to Malaysia on 25-26 March 2013. The delegation comprised of officials from Cambodia’s various Government agencies including the General Department of Customs and Excise, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Sihannoukville Autonomous Port and others. Three World Bank officers involved in the funding and assisting Cambodia’s National Single Window (NSW) development were also part of the delegation.


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