Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China Regarding Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters

April 2, 2006

  1. The signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China Regarding Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters took place on April 2 in Beijing between Mr. Chihiro Atsumi, Japanese Charge d'Affairés ad interim to China, and Mr. Sun Songpu, Vice Minister of the General Administration of Customs.
  2. Relations between Japan and China have become closer in recent years, expanding and accelerating the movement of people and commodities, which then require faster customs procedures and tighter measures against smuggling.

    As this Agreement is intended to meet these requirements, it is expected that the conclusion of it will make Japan-China cooperation centering on information exchange smoother and tighter and achieve smoother customs clearance and effective control of smuggling.
  3. This Agreement comes into effect on the day of the signing.
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