APEC member economies include:
Hong Kong (China)
Papua New Guinea
Canada and the United States are transitional
members of the scheme.
The APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) allows business travellers pre-cleared, facilitated short-term entry to participating member economies. The ABTC removes the need to individually apply for visas or entry permits, saving valuable time, and allows multiple entries into participating economies during the three years the card is valid.
Card holders also benefit from faster immigration processing on arrival via access to fast-track entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major airports in participating economies.
The ABTC also helps to enhance border integrity and security in participating economies by providing benefits to border agencies as it increases the number of low risk travellers since each applicant is checked against 'watch lists' of other participating economies. Therefore, it carries savings not only for business people but for governments, too.
As one of the supporting organisations, MICCI is certified to facilitate the support letter for all MICCI Members when applying for the ABTC with the Immigration Department of Malaysia. Members who require the supporting letter can contact Ms. Adilah Azhari at email@example.com or Ms. Chitra Devi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03-6201 7708.
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