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Page 8 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCT-NOVEMBER 2016 ASIA-PACIFIC PrINT PosT APProvAL PP665002/00123 AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by IMPACT PuBLICATIoNs ABN No 70 257 512 639 54 Harborne street, Wembley WA 6014 Australia. Po Box 1035, West Perth WA 6872. Tel: (08) 9382 8388 Email: email@example.com www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jack Handley Editorial Contributors: Kelvin King, Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd Contributors in: ■ NEW ZEALAND & souTH PACIFIC ■ sINGAPorE ■ us/CANADA ■ HoNG KoNG ■ uK/EuroPE ■ INDoNEsIA All Advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Email: email@example.com AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as being vailable in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. It is supported by a daily website and weekly e-news. People wishing to subscribe should go to the website at www.impactpub.com.au/air- cargo and click on the blue box. © Impact Publications Western Australia 2016. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permis- sion of the publishers. views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. DIsCLAIMEr The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia-Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. Border Force efficient, effective says review THE INTEGRATION of Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has come under scrutiny by the Rand Corporation. Its review found the new entity was more efficient and effective, delivering positive trends in performance. While commissioned by the government, the review was handled inde- pendently. santa Monica-based Rand Corporation has a global reputation for using rigorous, fact-based research and analysis. The review also noted that good progress had been made in building the capabil- ity of the integrated organi- sation while the department had experienced an increase in operational tempo. Rand also identified op- portunities for improvement, including the importance of continued leadership drive and commitment. Rand Corporation has an aviation industry background: It was formed in May 1948 by the Douglas Aircraft Company. The review is available online at www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/ Documents/reviews-and-inquiries/assessment-consolidation-acbps-dibp-re- port-rand.pdf Australia’s Quaedvlieg signs new Customs deal with Laos CusTOMs-to-customs ties between Australia and Laos have been boosted by the signing of a new arrangement in Vientiane. Australian Border Force commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg visited the region to enhance the Australian government’s immigration and border protection relationships with Laos. Bilateral co-operation between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and Laos’ Customs Department has increased significantly over the past 18 months. “This year, we have provided training to our Lao counterparts in vessel search, information analysis, document examination and English language courses,” said Quaedvlieg. Quaedvlieg also met the chairman of the Lao National Commission for Drug Control and supervision, Kou Chansina, and gifted equipment to help Laos expand its national co-ordination centre and two border outposts in support of Operation safe Mekong – a sub-regional cross border initiative to combat the illicit trade in narcotics. “The DIBP also supported Lao officials to travel to Indonesia earlier this year to observe the preparations and running of the 2016 DGICM,” said Quaedvlieg. The Rand Corporation noted good progress had been made integrating the two bodies and called the result ‘efficient and effective’.