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INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AT THE 11TH SECURE TRADE IN APEC REGION (STAR XI) CONFERENCE

I wish to refer to the above matter.

2.         Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) under the APEC-Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) will be organising the 11th Secure Trade in APEC Region (STAR XI) Conference via online platform as follows:

            Date           :     20th and 21st  October 2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
            Time          :     8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
            Agenda      :     As attached

3.        The conference aims to provide sharing on the risks of terrorism to the region, reinforce the importance of establishing security trade controls and understanding the role of trade facilitation in implementing strategic trade controls. The programme is in line with APEC’s role in helping to protect the region’s economic systems from disruption as well CTWG’s mission to assist member economies to protect their supply chains. It serves as a platform for a thematic discussion on cross cutting issues associated to counter-terrorism and secure trade in the region.

4.         On behalf of MTI, I am pleased to invite a maximum of two (2) representatives per company to participate in the conference. Additional participation is permissible upon request and subject to availability. You may register your participation at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefjZJp-sKJ-88FcrYR1wdArD1eYoIDUaSnDIqGaIPwSHRpYA/viewform by 5th October 2020 (Monday), at the latest. Participation is based on a first come, first serve basis and will be automatically listed into the participant’s register once you completed the online registration. The link to the online platform will be informed in due course.

5.         Participants are encouraged to use this opportunity to touch base with the experts in strengthening compliance of STA 2010 at your organisation. You can also use this opportunity to ask questions to the experts directly. Please kindly contact Mr. Mohd. Haikal Abdull Raffor at 03-6208 4877/ haikal@miti.gov.my or Ms. Alice Simbun at 03-62084881/ alice@miti.gov.my for any enquiry on conference.   

Thank you.