AFPI to organise safety awareness conference

AFPI to organise safetyawareness conference By 2010, all shipments from the Philippines and other countries to the US will no longer be allowed entry unless they have been scanned 100 per cent prior to departure from port of origin. Similarly, the European Union and the other trading countries are setting up counterpart initiatives to likewise […]


AFPI to organise safetyawareness conference

By 2010, all shipments from the Philippines and other countries to the US will no longer be allowed entry unless they have been scanned 100 per cent prior to departure from port of origin. Similarly, the European Union and the other trading countries are setting up counterpart initiatives to likewise protect their borders from the threats of terrorism.

To tackle the myriad of issues, concerns and questions regarding the implementation of such drastic measures, the Aircargo Forwarders of the Philippines, Inc (AFPI) in partnership with the World Customs Organisation and Philippine Bureau of Customs is organising an International Security Awareness Conference on the WCO SAFE Framework of Standards, as well as the concept of meaningful standards of the Authorised Economic Operator. The conference is scheduled to take place at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on May 13-14, 2008.

Highlights of the conference include a presentation by WCO on the directions since the adaptation of SAFE Framework of Standards last June 2005; an overview of country’s AEO Programmes by resource speakers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, European Union, China, Hongkong, Japan, Australia, Secured Trade Partnership of Singapore, CTPAT USA and TAPA; and a presentation by the Philippine Bureau of Customs, whose AEO model will be part of the conference.