Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) CEO, Michael Pezzullo, has today released a report on the outcomes of last month’s inaugural ACBPS Industry Summit.
The ACBPS Industry Summit brought together stakeholders from the travel, trade, freight and logistics sectors and provided an opportunity for the exchange of plans and ideas on improving travel and trade facilitation, and delivering more effective and efficient border management.
During the Summit the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, Assistant Minister, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, and Parliamentary Secretary, the Hon Josh Frydenberg, met with industry leaders to discuss how the Federal Government can enhance tourism and trade while continuing to protect Australia’s borders.
The report details key emerging themes from the Summit including the Trusted Trader Programme, the future traveller environment, the deregulation agenda, and the creation of the Australian Border Force.
Mr Pezzullo said that enhancing industry engagement is a core element of Australia’s border protection reforms.
“A secure border is a basic requirement for fostering legitimate trade and travel. It is vital that we continue to promote trade compliance and supply chain security as well as looking for innovative solutions to streamline our border processes,” Mr Pezzullo said.
“The Summit is an example of the comprehensive and close working relationship we are building with industry. I look forward to our continued engagement with industry as we move towards our next milestone 1 July 2015.”
“I urge industry to work with us now and into the future so we can find the best solutions for the border.”
Article taken from ACBPS News Site