A Single Window System is a complex government implementation of a trade facilitation system to make international trade easier by enabling the submission of regulatory documents to a single government body or multiple government agencies. If the documents are submitted online, most of the time you will have to submit the documentation only once. Common documentation usually includes trade declarations, cargo manifests, electronic certificates of origin, permits & licenses.
Single Windows typically develop in a linear and incremental fashion due to the complexity of required changes in trading practices, business processes, and complexity of implementing projects for a Single Window. There are usually 5 milestones that a Single Window will reach in its evolution of maturity. This journey is not always linear as some Single Window Systems can skip a level as it progresses technically over time.
During the Single Window consultancy, we will look into a number of processes and documents:
The above processes and documents will usually involve meetings with the following Ministries