At the 7th ASEM Customs Directors General/Commissioners’ meeting in Yokohama in November 2007, the ASEM Customs Director Generals/Commissioners discussed, amongst other matters, the futurepriorities of work under the ASEM customs fora and decided to focus on five priority themes:

  1. Trade facilitation and security of the supply chain;
  2. Standardisation and simplification;
  3. Combating counterfeiting;
  4. The fight against fraud; and
  5. Protecting society and the environment.