(vi) the product remains under the customs control of the intermediary, including its free trade zones and customs areas. The product must not be marketed or consumed in the middle part; The Council`s mandate allows for the exchange of information on customs legislation, control procedures and methods, the exchange of civil servants, joint training, simplification, harmonisation and computerisation of procedures. NOTE the need to establish a basis for general rules and procedures in the area of customs to ensure the proper implementation of ASEAN economic agreements and agreements, in particular the ASEAN Free Trade Area; In May 1997, the Council authorised the Commission to negotiate customs cooperation agreements for ASEAN countries on behalf of the Community, taking into account the Commission`s 1996 communication, which calls for enhanced cooperation in key areas of trade and economic development, particularly in the area of customs. In 2003, the Council of Ministers approved the priority of intensifying certain areas of action with ASEAN countries (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) and expressed support for the Commission`s request to conclude all relations with Southeast Asia, offering the possibility of bilateral agreements with interested countries, while reaffirming the EU`s firm commitment to support the ASEAN integration process. ASEAN has made considerable progress in adopting good practices and provisions such as those contained in the revised Kyoto Agreement, namely the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures and practices. In all AMS values, the release of goods and goods over time has been reduced to less than two hours on average. Significant progress has also been made in implementing a post-clearing audit (PCA) to be rapidly downgraded to AMS ports of entry, with the development of an ASEAN-PCA manual as a benchmark. Member States also continued their efforts to unify their practices in accordance with the provisions of the WTO agreement on the assessment of tariffs, with the publication of a document in the ASEAN Customs Assessment Guide. b) in the setting of tariffs by the importing party, classified with the products: the ASEAN customs administrations play a decisive role in the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community, in particular in the realization of the “free movement of goods” element of the “internal market” and the production base defined in the AEC project.
The new ASEAN Customs Agreement was signed on 30 March 2012, marking efforts to streamline and harmonize ASEAN customs regimes. In order to speed up customs clearance, ASEAN has adopted an action plan for the implementation of the asean single window. Information parameters for customs purposes and, in particular, a common customs test for imports, exports and goods in transit had been standardized. The ASEAN Single Window Steering Committee meets regularly to discuss ways to accelerate the implementation of a single ASEAN window. At the same time, the “Single Window” technical group made efforts on the technical aspects of the initiative, while the Legal Group E for the unique window of ASEAN fulfilled its mission by signing the protocol on the legal framework for the implementation of the single ASEAN window (PLF). For more information on the ASEAN Single Window, please visit: asw.asean.org. From a customs perspective, the main objectives of the CE and ASEAN relations are b) For several products declared under the same AIFTA certificate of origin, a problem related to one of the listed products should not affect or delay the granting of preferential tariff treatment and customs clearance of other products on this AIFTA certificate of origin.