Datuk R Ramanan Promotes Apec Travel Card

Datuk Ramanan Promotes APEC Travel Card Initiative

Having to go through a long immigration clearance procedure just for visitor passes approval could in fact be problematic. Even though it is indisputable that such procedure is daunting, the visa application process is vital to make sure everyone’s safe passage. Even so, extremely common for similar procedures to affect business relations. Fortunately, a powerful solution, the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Business Travel Card was introduced to smoothen the process.

The APEC Business Travel Card is made available to entrepreneurs giving them the ability to travel easily. This is accomplished in a concerted effort by nations to stimulate free trade and open investment opportunities to participating countries. The APEC Business Travel Card allows travellers pre-cleared short-term entry into countries to conduct business, avoiding impractical paperwork for business-related purposes.

Datuk R Ramanan

Datuk R Ramanan | APEC PROCESS

The entire process of application for visas and entry permits under personal travel may very well be skipped by individuals, and card holders can make use of this multi-entry passes to use the designated APEC lanes upon arrival at the listed countries.

Datuk R Ramanan Ramakrishnan had fully endorsed the initiative and praised the Malaysia Immigration Department because of their effectivity and determination to embrace an incredibly feasible solution that promotes a rapid growth and expansion of the national economy.

Datuk R Ramanan | APEC SUPPORT


According to Datuk R Ramanan, he condones the APEC Business Travel Card initiative since it increased the opportunities for Malaysian entrepreneurs to go to other international markets in the region. Now, businesses can reap the rewards, and it’s all possible because of the incredible effort shown by the officers to visit the related countries to nurture good relationship and subsequently bring ease that will be enjoyed by Malaysians.


Thus far, the countries who have taken part of the APEC Card scheme are Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Philippines, Peru, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Chile, Brunei Darussalam, and Australia. Not only that, the scheme had also attracted the United States of America and Canada to become its transitional members.


The significance are tremendous for our country, as diplomatic ties with certain countries involves more bureaucratic administration, for example, China, where the limitations on entry has to be applied ahead, whether it’s a social pass or business-related re-entries.

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Based upon a basic research carried out by the APEC Policy Support Unit, the APEC Business Travel Card aids to lessen transactional cost for its holders for up to 38%. This finding shows that the initiative works both saves time and actual cost spent on travelling. Based on estimation, the cummulative time saved for the APEC Business Travel Card holders between March 2010 to July 2011 is 62,413 hours, which in monetary form, is valued at USD1.9 million.