Hong Kong Customs signed a Customs Co-operative Arrangement (CCA) with the Directorate General of Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia today (February 16) at the Customs Headquarters Building in Hong Kong.
The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Roy Tang, and the Director General of the Indonesian Customs and Excise, Mr Heru Pambudi, represented the two customs administrations in the signing ceremony.
The signing of the CCA marked the common wish of both customs administrations to strengthen all forms of co-operation through mutual administrative assistance including the exchange of information and enforcement of customs laws for the fight against transnational crimes such as smuggling of endangered species, narcotics and tobacco products.
Apart from law enforcement fronts, the administrative assistance under the CCA also covers information sharing for the proper application of customs laws such as the trade facilitation procedures, import and export control and formalities streamlining, which aims at contributing to an efficient trade facilitating environment to expedite the flow of all legitimate trade between the two sides.
Hong Kong Customs, so far, has signed Customs Co-operative Arrangements with 24 customs administrations, comprising the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China and 23 overseas customs administrations.
Ends/Thursday, February 16, 2017