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Full Title

1998 ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

Short Title / Abbreviations

AFAFGIT

CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 16/12/1998
Place of Adoption Hanoi, Vietnam at the 6th ASEAN Summit
Issued/Adopted by Economic Ministers of ASEAN
Dispute settlement provisions

Part VIII ‘Final Clauses’, Article 30 ‘Dispute Settlement’:

“The provisions of the [1996] ASEAN Protocol on Dispute Settlement Mechanism, done at Manila on 20th day of November 1996, shall apply to consultation and the settlement of disputes under this Agreement.”

This instrument is one of the “Covered Agreements” pursuant to Article 1.1 of the 2004 ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism read together with its Appendix I.

Depository

Secretary-General of ASEAN

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Source

ASEAN Secretariat

Date of Entry into Force

12/10/2000

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Part VIII ‘Final Clauses’, Article 33.3 ‘Final Provisions’:

“This Agreement shall enter into force upon the deposit of Instruments of Ratification or Acceptance by all Contracting Parties with the Secretary-General of ASEAN.”

Status
ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 11/04/2019)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 22/08/2000
Cambodia Accession 30/04/1999
Indonesia Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 17/01/2000
Lao PDR Signature 16/12/1998
Acceptance 28/01/2000
Malaysia Signature 16/12/1998
Signature 02/03/1999
Myanmar Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 11/05/1999
Philippines Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 20/05/1999
Singapore Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 12/10/2000
Thailand Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 17/02/1999
Viet Nam Signature 16/12/1998
Ratification 24/06/1999
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

2007 Protocol 1 Designation of Transit Transport Routes and Facilities (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

2018 Protocol 2 Designation of Frontier Posts (ASEAN Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

1999 Protocol 3 Types and Quantity of Road Vehicles (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

1999 Protocol 4 Technical Requirements of Vehicles (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

2001 Protocol 5 ASEAN Scheme of Compulsory Motor Vehicle Insurance (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

2011 Protocol 6 Railways Border and Interchange Stations (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

2015 Protocol 7 Customs Transit System (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

2000 Protocol 8 Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Implement the ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

2002 Protocol 9 Dangerous Goods (ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit)

Related Instruments

1985 Agreement on the Recognition of Domestic Driving Licenses Issued by ASEAN Countries

1992 Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area

1997 ASEAN Agreement on Customs

1998 Agreement on the Recognition of Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificates for Goods Vehicles and Public Service Vehicles Issued by ASEAN Member Countries

2009 ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-State Transport

2009 ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement

2012 ASEAN Agreement on Customs

 

WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

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Additional Information

This instrument establishes the ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS). Under the purview of the ASEAN Transport Ministers, the key Protocols of the AFAFGIT are Protocols 1, 3, 4 and 5, while Protocols 2 and 7 are under the purview of Customs. Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to conduct a pilot in order to test the AFAFGIT Protocols in action with industry. For the purpose of the pilot, Protocols 6, 8 and 9 are excluded from operationalization. For more information please see the ASEAN Customs Transit System website.

Cambodia acceded to this Agreement pursuant to the 1999 Protocol for the Accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ASEAN Agreements.

Dates of ratification given above were obtained from the ASEAN Secretariat’s Legal Instruments website and its electronic collection of instruments of ratification, accession and notification. Some of the dates given appear to be the dates of execution of the instruments of ratification, rather than their date of receipt by the depository.

Prepared By ZZ On 04/08/2009
Checked By CSW On 11/04/2019
Last Updated By CSW On 27/06/2018