Fifth Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting
Astana, Kazakhstan: 11–13 October 2006
The Fifth Meeting of the Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC) was held on 11-13 October 2006 in Astana, Kazakhstan to assess the progress and chart the strategic direction of the CAREC's Trade Facilitation Program.
The Meeting included:
Background and Objectives
The Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC) consists of the heads of customs administrations joining the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program supported by ADB. The CCC provides overall coordination and supervision to the CAREC's Trade Facilitation Program to promote customs reforms and modernization as a medium-term priority. The CCC has also been serving as a forum to promote an integrated trade facilitation approach through inter-agency cooperation and partnership with the business community. The CCC convenes the meeting each year.
The previous CCC Meetings were held in Urumqi, People's Republic of China (PRC) on 20-21 August 2002; Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan on 9-10 October 2003; Baku, Azerbaijan on 1-3 December 2004; and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 7-9 September 2005.