Asean focusing on non-tariff barrier removal

Hng Kiang: More seamless customs procedures ahead

COMPANIES can look forward to more seamless customs procedures as Asean member countries continue to work together towards greater economic integration, said Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang.

As part of efforts towards realising the Asean Economic Community by 2015, Asean countries have made progress with virtually all goods now moving throughout the region tariff-free. The next priority will be removing non-tariff barriers, improving trade facilitation as well as harmonising standards...

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