11 April 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
At the invitation of the Thai Customs Department (TCD), Ms. Alpha Wong, Program Manager for ROCB A/P, attended the Pre-Arrival Processing System Conference, held on 11 April 2016 at the TCD Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Approximately 50 TCD officials and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, JICA, shipping agents and terminal operators participated in the Conference.
The aim of the Conference was to introduce the pilot run Pre-Arrival Processing System at the Leam Chabang Port in Thailand, which commenced on 18 April 2016 for 60 days. It is the first trial of the mandatory submission of electronic manifest data 6 hours before the arrival of the vessel to Thailand’s ports. At the opening session, Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri, Director General of the TCD, thanked for the support from the stakeholders and hoped the pilot run would be success for further expansion to other terminals.
The advancement of TCD to be a digital Customs is in line with the WCO’s initiative in utilizing technology to expedite the release of cargo and enhance paperless trade.
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