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.  Under the pilot phase, each participating AMS have agreed to issue up to a 100 AGVCBP to operationalize the 'live run' phase of the pilot for a start.

Goods to be transported through the ACTS must be undertaken by a vehicle allocated with AGVCBP. Permits 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 Singapore

Land Transport Authority (LTA)

Policy & Planning Division

National Transit Transport Coordinating Committee (NTTCC)

No. 1 Hampshire Road

Singapore 219428


Mr Henry Wong

Deputy Manager, Policy


Mr Ling Wee Kee

Deputy Manager, Policy

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Competent Authority Malaysia

Road Based Licensing Division

Land Public Transport Agency (LPTA or APAD) Block D, Platinum Sentral

Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

- List of contact points for APAD will be updated soon.


Competent Authority Thailand

Department of Land Transport, 1032 Phaholyothin Road, Lardyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

International Transport Affairs Group, Department of Land Transport

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