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Overview and background

  • Asia-Europe Meeting(ASEM)
  • As the regional cooperation in the world economy is strengthening in the 1990's, ASEM was commenced for the discussions on the mutual cooperation between Asia and Europe
  • Mutual benefits in the cooperation between Asia-Europe are not limited to the economic understanding but discussed in the infrastructures such as economy, politics, society and culture

Commencement

  • In 1996, the first meeting was held in March in Bangkok, Thailand with 25 head of states from Asia and Europe and EU Executive Director in attendance
  • Came up with idea for Asia-EU Conference sponsored by WEF (World Economic Forum) in Singapore in October of 1994

Organization

  • SOMTI established affiliated with summit (held once in two years) and the Minister of Economy
  • Discussed the simplification and the economic cooperation on the for the clearance procedures for trade facilitation at SOMTI and high-level meetings and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance has participated
Organization

Commencement

Commencement
Asian region 16 countries Korea, Japan, China, India, Pakistan, Mongolia ASEAN 10 countries and secretariat
European region 28 countries EU 27 countries + Russia + EC
Other regions 2 countries New Zealand, New Zealand
Total 46 countries, EC, ASEAN secretariat

KCS activities

  • 2003, held the 5th ASEM Customs DG meeting (Seoul)
  • 2006 held the ASEM Customs Enforcement Working Group Meeting and Seminar
  • Attended the related meeting
    • ASEM Customs DG meeting
    • ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC)
    ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC)
    Meeting title Location Dates
    10th Asem Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC) Brunei April 2016
    11th ASEM Customs Director-General/Commissioner Meeting India October 2015
    9th ASEM Customs Director-General/Commissioner Meeting Thailand October 2011
    5th ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC) Netherland April 2011
    4th ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC) Vietnam May 2010
    8th ASEM Customs Director-General/Commissioner Meeting Greece October 2009
    3th ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC) Hungary April 2009
    2th ASEM Working Group on Customs Matters(AWC) Thailand January 2009