ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross-Border Permit (AGVCBP)

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:

  1. A completed Application for ASEAN Goods Vehicle Cross-Border Permit form (including proof of identity);
  2. A completed Description of Heavy Vehicle/Trailer form;
  3. Vehicle Inspection Report proving that the vehicle is suitable for safe use and;
  4. 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:


Competent Authority of Cambodia

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:

Tel: +855 11 567 696

Mr. KAK YUTTHAVONN, Official of Land Transport Department

Email Address:

Tel: +855 12 264 302


Competent Authority of Lao PDR

Department of Transport

Ministry of Public Work and Transport, Lanexang Avenue, Vientiane Capital, Laos

Mr. Vannitha Kimanivong

Tel: +85621412293



Tel: +85621412273


REQUIRED Documents for AGVCB Permit in Lao PDR: lao_pdr_required_documents_for_agvcb.pdf


Competent Authority of Malaysia

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



Competent Authority of Singapore

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:

AGVCB Permit Process in Singapore: agvcbp_process_singapore_18may2022.pdf


Competent Authority of Thailand

Department of Land Transport,

1032 Phaholyothin Road, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.


Tel: +66 2271 8409

Thailand's AGVCB Permit Procedures: annex_16-42tfwg_thailand_agvcb_permit_procedure.pdf


Competent Authority of Viet Nam

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


Viet Nam's Decree on AGVCB Permit (English version): viet_nam_english.119_2021_nd-cp.doc
Related Annex (English and Viet Namese version): viet_nam_annex_119-2021-nd-cpphuluc_2021-12-27.final_.pdf 


Competent Authority of Myanmar

National Transport Facilitation Committee (NTFC)
Mr. Aung Ye Tun
Assistant Secretary; Ministry of Transport and Communications
Building No. 5, Nay Pyi Taw
Phone: 95673411520