The inauguration of the 2011-13 Hong Kong Customs' Cross Boundary Transport Industry Customer Liaison Group (CBTICLG) was held today (October 10). The Assistant Commissioner (Boundary and Ports) of Customs, Mr Yu Koon-hing, thanked the industry stakeholders for the continuous support shown in these years. Since its establishment in 1999, the CBTICLG has played a crucial role to provide a channel for representatives from the cross boundary transport industry to reflect their views on Customs clearance services and to promote a sustainable development of the cross boundary transport industry. As regards the implementation of the Road Cargo System (ROCARS), through the CBTICLG, Hong Kong Customs and the industry have maintained a close contact and gained a better understanding on the needs of both sides with a view to ensuring a smooth system implementation.
Hong Kong Customs has also taken the opportunity to introduce the latest development of ROCARS and the arrangement of the designated lanes to the industry stakeholders. Moreover, Hong Kong Customs urged the industry to submit cargo information through the system as soon as possible so as to ensure a smooth migration to the system.
Mr Yu said that with the full implementation of the ROCARS on November 17, the industry players, including shippers, transportation agents and truckers, should get familiar with the ROCARS operation as soon as possible. Hong Kong Customs would provide adequate support to assist the industry to migrate to the system smoothly.
The industry can visit the website www.rocars.gov.hk or call 24-hour hotline 3669 0000 for enquiries.
Ends/Monday, October 10, 2011