Protocol 3 of ASEAN Framework Agreement for Goods in Transit (AFAFGIT) mandates the issuance of ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross Border Permit (AGVCBP)) by AMS to support the operationalization of ACTS. The AGVCBP enables approved Licensed Transport Operators with valid AGVCBP to transport goods from one country across the territory of one or more countries with minimum impediment, such as reduced trans-shipment goods inspection procedures at border posts. Participating AMS have agreed to issue up to a 500 AGVCBP to operationalize the ACTS.
Each Participating ASEAN Member State is currently allowed a limit of 500 of these AGVCBP to be issued at national level to transport operators. There is no limit on the number of times the permit can be used for ACTS transit operations. The permit is usually valid for a year, and is renewable.
Goods to be transported through the ACTS must be undertaken by a vehicle allocated with AGVCBP. The AGVCBP are allocated to each vehicle and are not transferable, the permit applies to a vehicle configuration as described in the permit application. The type of trucks and specifications are spelt out in Protocol 4 of the AFAFGIT. The transport authorities will ensure that AGVCBP is only given to qualifying trucks under this Protocol and criteria set by national competent authorities. The validity period of the permit will be the prerogative of the competent authorities of participating AMS. It has been agreed that all information on the AGVCBP issued will be exchanged amongst the participating AMS and the information will be available for cross validation. The information will be updated by national competent authorities to reflect the most current status of the AGVCBP issued.
Applying for an ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross-Border Permit
Applicants must be a Licensed Transport Operator and must attend in person to register the vehicle for the permit. If they are a representative of a company, they must have completed the Representative Authority section of the application form.
Applicants must provide the following:
- A completed Application for ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross-Border Permit form (including proof of identity);
- A completed Description of Heavy Vehicle/Trailer form;
- A Vehicle Inspection Report proving that the vehicle is suitable for safe use and;
- Evidence of Third Party Liability Insurance covering the permit period.
For more detailed application procedures contact the national competent authority for the issuance of AGVCBP.
National Contacts for Competent Authorities Issuing AGVCBP are as follows:
Ministry of Public Works and Transport, National Transit Transport Coordinating Committee
Address: St.598, Sangkat Chrang Chamres, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh
Contact Person of the Issuance Authority:
Mr. DY LADA, Deputy Director of Urban Public Transport Department
Email Address: email@example.com
Tel: +855 11 567 696
Mr. KAK YUTTHAVONN, Official of Land Transport Department
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +855 12 264 302
Department of Transport
Ministry of Public Work and Transport, Lanexang Avenue, Vientiane Capital, Laos
Mr. Shahrin bin Hamzah
Principal Assistant Director (Head, Freight Unit)
Land Public Transport Agency
Level M, Tower Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali, No 25, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+60) 3-2603 6507
Nur Faeza binti Hidzir
Senior Assistant Director, Land Public Transport Agency
Level M, Tower Tun Ismail Mohamed Ali, No 25, Jalan Raja Laut,50350 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+60) 3- 2603 6787
Land Transport Authority (Singapore)
International Relations, Policy & Planning Group
National Transit Transport Coordinating Committee (NTTCC) Secretariat
No. 1 Hampshire Road, Singapore 219428
Tel: (+65) 6225 5582
Please contact us via the online feedback form: https://www.lta.gov.sg/feedback/
Department of Land Transport, 1032 Phaholyothin Road, Lardyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
International Transport Affairs Group, Department of Land Transport
Tel: +66 2271 8409
Directorate of Roads of Viet Nam (DRVN)
Ministry of Transport
Contact address: D20 Ton That Thuyet Street - Cau Giay New Urban Area - Dich Vong Hau Ward - Cau Giay District - Ha Noi City
Phone: 84 2438 571 444 / Fax: 84 2438 571 440
National Transport Facilitation Committee (NTFC)
Mr. Aung Ye Tun
Assistant Secretary; Ministry of Transport and Communications
Building No. 5, Nay Pyi Taw