ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) Training for Lao PDR Customs, Government Transport and Private Sector from 4 to 22 November 2019
With the excellent support of Lao Customs Department, ARISE Plus held a series of training events in Vientiane, Lao PDR for Customs officers, Government Transport officials and private sector operators. The Lao Customs Department, as the lead agency responsible for ACTS implementation at national level, will be carrying out further liaison with the transport agency responsible for issuing ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross Border Permits, the Ministry of Transport. Further consultations will also be held with the private sector, including the banking community. The training events included ACTS procedural and technical training, and served to widen the capability of Customs officers using ACTS, including ACTS technical management of the computer elements of the ACTS system. Training on their role in ACTS implementation was also provided to Government Transport officials and the private sector users. Hands-on training was provided in using the ACTS applications to Customs and the private sector.