Coordinated Border Management (CBM) relates to the required systems and procedures to promote cohesion and efficiency in the management of border operations for travelers, goods and transportation crossing international borders. CBM is critical for the fulfillment of the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) system and AEC 2015. 

Mekong Institute, in collaboration with Thailand International Development Cooperation Agencies (TICA), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore organized a training course on “Integrated Cross-border Procedures in the GMS” from 2-11 September 2013 at the Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen. The learning course was designed to enhance the participants’ appreciation, knowledge and skills in strengthening coordinated cross border systems and procedures, particularly in immigration, customs procedures, and sanitary and phytosanitary inspection measures. 25 participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam participated. The training included learning on; 

1. ASEAN Single Window and Best Practices of Cross-Border Management; 
2. Immigration and Border Management; 
3. GMS Cross- Border Customs Procedures; and 
4. Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary (SPS) Measures 

Towards the end of the training, regional and individual action plans were developed by all the participants, and will enable to transformation of knowledge gained during the training, into practical actions.

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