27 May 2021
THE 20TH MEETING OF THE ASEAN TRADE FACILITATION JOINT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (ATF-JCC)





The 20th Meeting of the ASEAN Trade Facilitation Joint Consultative Committee (ATF-JCC) was held on 27th and 28th May 2021, via video conferencing at the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE), Brunei Darussalam. The meeting was chaired by Yang Mulia Dr. Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam as chair of the ATF-JCC for 2021. The meeting was attended by representatives of the ASEAN member states as well as the Chairpersons or representatives of the relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies.

Following the first ATF-JCC meeting for 2021 held in January, the two-day meeting discussed the latest updates on the ASEAN Work-Programme on Trade Facilitation which included the progress on the implementation Plan of the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF); 2021 ASEAN Trade Facilitation Work Programme and Priorities; and the Non-Tariff Measures Cost-Effectiveness Toolkit (NTM Toolkit). Additionally, consultations with the relevant business councils and technical assistant partners also took place.

The meeting also endorsed the NTM Toolkit, which is one of the Priority Economic Deliverables for Brunei Darussalam’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2021.

Source: Ministry of Finance and Economy