Forum on Public-Private Partnership on Customs Modernization
Manila, Philippines: 14-16 October 2004
The forum was cosponsored by the Bureau of Customs, Philippines, and was part of ADB's ongoing support for the Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (RTFCCP) for East and Central Asia under the auspices of the Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC).
The purpose of this forum was two-fold:
- to learn from the experience of Philippine customs modernization, primarily on efforts to develop a master plan for customs modernization (and automation in particular), adoption of change management, and partnership with the private sector; and
- to provide opportunity for CCC member countries to develop joint activities and move forward with the customs cooperation program by advancing ongoing initiatives (e.g., bilateral transit agreements, joint working group on customs modernization, and development of a common approach and strategy on risk management and associated training).