Forging Global Partnerships
to Strengthen
Air Cargo Security

For the first time ever, the Ministry of Transport and Singapore Customs hosted the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and World Customs Organisation (WCO) Joint Conference on Enhancing Air Cargo Security and Facilitation on 5 and 6 July 2012, bringing together over 300 aviation security and customs authorities from 40 countries.

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WCO Secretary-General Commends Singapore Customs' Contribution
to Global Customs Community


Singapore Strengthens Trade Ties with China


Facilitating the
Growth of Singapore's
Maritime Industry

On the sidelines of the recent Joint Conference on Enhancing Air Cargo Security and Facilitation, Secretary-General of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya shared with inSYNC his views on the role of customs administrations, cooperation between customs and traders, and Singapore's performance in facilitating
global trade.


Singapore and China's trade relations reached a new milestone with the signing of a mutual recognition arrangement on supply chain security between Singapore Customs and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC). The arrangement, which is China's first such agreement with another customs administration, will facilitate customs clearance for certified companies with robust security practices.


To advance the growth of Singapore's thriving marine and offshore industry, Singapore Customs facilitates the import, export and transhipment activities at the new Offshore Marine Centre. The centre is an innovative infrastructure that helps businesses in the marine and offshore value chain gain savings in capital costs and allows for quick start-up.

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