ASEAN Member States (AMS) are continuing to make good progress in specifying the technical environment for developing the Computerised System for the ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS). A second workshop was held by ARISE in Malaysia to pursue these objectives, in conjunction with the consortium that has been selected to develop the system. This is the second of four planned ACTS Analysis workshops.
ARISE has been providing assistance to Myanmar in the development of regulations for electrical equipment safety with the twin objectives of improving safety and enabling Myanmar to remove trade barriers when trading in electrical products with other ASEAN Member States.
The assistance is directed at enabling Myanmar to participate in the ASEAN mutual recognition arrangement and in the ASEAN Electrical and Electronic Equipment Harmonised Regulatory Regime. This assistance from ARISE complements the efforts being made by the government authorities in Union of Myanmar. The Government enacted the Electricity Law in 2014 to replace the outdated 1984 Electricity Law to facilitate the development of a much needed modern power infrastructure in Myanmar. The Law additionally provides for the regulation safety of electrical equipment which has not been adequately regulated.