Strategic trade training for ASEAN in Indonesia
Under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), CITS researchers recently conducted two five-day training workshops on strategic trade management in Bandung, Indonesia. CITS trained government officials from customs, foreign affairs and trade ministries from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia . The workshops focused on assisting ASEAN governments in managing the security challenges associated with growing high-tech industries; simultaneously incorporating strategic trade control management into the ASEAN Single Window program and the National Single Window programs of member states.
The ASEAN curriculum was based on the Center's well-known SSTM Academy, which has trained over 500 government officials worldwide. The SSTM Academy is sponsored by the United States Department of State.