The 14th BIMP-EAGA Heads of Customs Meeting was held at the Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan on 13th November 2023.
The meeting was chaired by Yang Mulia Awang Muhammad Azizil Hakim bin Haji Brahim, Acting Controller of Customs and Excise Department and also attended the meeting were Directors-General of Customs and Senior Customs Officials of BIMP-EAGA, BIMP-EAGA Facilitation Centre (BIMP-FC), BIMP-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The meeting is held annually which focuses on the development of customs’ projects under BIMP-EAGA, the consultation with private sector through BEBC, and updates on technical assistance given by ADB.
The meeting took note on the outcomes and recommendations from 26th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meetings and Related Meetings, and 1st BIMP-EAGA Trade Facilitation Cluster Meeting, among others, on the upgrading of the Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (CIQS) Working Group to a full-fledged Trade Facilitation Cluster, and to expedite the work on the remaining projects under the Rolling Pipeline Projects II (2023 – 2025).
ROYAL CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMY
DATE: 13 November 2023