8 Best practices in trade facilitation applied by each Member State

ASEAN Member States are required to notify best practices in trade facilitation. These may include best practices arising from practical experience of implementing trade facilitation reforms, in areas including:

  • Publication and availability of information (e.g., enquiry points);
  • Advance rulings;
  • Appeal or review procedures;
  • Disciplines on fees and charges imposed on or in connection with importation and exportation;
  • Release and clearance of goods (including, inter alia, pre-arrival processing, risk management, post-clearance audit, authorised operators, expedited shipments);
  • Border agency cooperation;
  • Formalities connected with importation and exportation and transit (e.g., single window, temporary admission of goods);
  • Freedom of transit; and
  • Customs cooperation.