Hong Kong Customs signs co-operative agreements with Argentine and Vietnam customs (with photos)

     Hong Kong Customs signed a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Co-operation and Mutual Administrative Assistance (MoU) with the Federal Administration of Public Revenue General Customs Directorate of the Argentine Republic yesterday (June 27) and a Customs Co-operative Arrangement (CCA) with the General Department of Vietnam Customs today (June 28) in Brussels, Belgium.

     The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Clement Cheung, the Federal Administrator of the Federal Administration of Public Revenue of the Argentine Republic, Mr Ricardo Echegaray, and the Director General of the General Department of Vietnam Customs, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Tuc, represented their respective customs administrations in the signing ceremonies held in the margins of the 121st/122nd Sessions of the Customs Co-operation Council.
     The signing of the MoU and the CCA marked the common wish of the respective administrations to strengthen co-operation in the fight against transnational customs crimes through mutual administrative assistance in areas including the exchange of information and enforcement of customs laws.

     Hong Kong Customs has so far signed 20 similar co-operative instruments with its counterparts.

Ends/Friday, June 28, 2013
Issued at HKT 20:31