Customs & Trade Facilitation
Frequently Asked Questions
The Customs & Trade Facilitation Committee is one of the specialized committees within the US-ASEAN Business Council. It focuses on trade-related issues and works to improve customs procedures, trade facilitation, and trade policy in the ASEAN region, with the goal of enhancing trade and economic relations between the United States and ASEAN member countries.
The committee's main objectives include advocating for trade facilitation reforms, addressing trade barriers, and providing a platform for dialogue between the business community and government officials from the United States and ASEAN countries. It seeks to streamline customs and trade procedures, reduce trade costs, and promote a more efficient and transparent trade environment.
The Customs & Trade Facilitation Committee engages with government officials, industry stakeholders, and other relevant organizations through a variety of means. This includes organizing meetings, roundtable discussions, and conferences where key issues related to customs and trade facilitation are addressed. The committee also provides policy recommendations and advocates for reforms that benefit the business community.
The committee addresses a wide range of trade and customs-related issues, including customs clearance procedures, trade regulations, tariffs, non-tariff barriers, intellectual property rights, and other trade facilitation challenges. It works to identify and resolve obstacles that impede the flow of goods and services between the United States and ASEAN member countries.
Businesses interested in getting involved with the committee can do so by becoming members of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Membership allows companies to participate in committee activities, engage with government officials, and access valuable information and resources related to trade and customs issues in the ASEAN region. Companies can also reach out to the council to express their interest in joining the committee and contributing to its efforts.