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Single Window Information Store

A Single Window Environment is a cross border, ‘intelligent’, facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information, mainly electronic, with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit related regulatory requirements.

The WCO members prefer to use the term Single Window ‘Environment’ because Single Window implementations are invariably a collection of interdependent facilities, regulatory requirements and Cross Border Regulatory Agencies' business processes.

The establishment of the Single Window Environment for border control procedures for conveyance, transport equipment, goods and crew is considered by Customs Administrations as the solution for the complex problems of border automation and information management involving multiple Cross Border Regulatory Agencies.

A Single Window Environment sure is a complex technical issue, but it cannot work without the politics and other non-IT issues being examined first.

Please be advised to get the policy, legal and administrative frameworks analysed and sorted before looking at technical issues.

A good way to develop understanding about a Single Window Environment is to examine the various initiatives that have been launched around the world. These provide a broad picture about the technical approaches to Single Window. It is clear that data harmonization is the key piece in any such endeavor.

The following is a collection of links that lead to information on Single Window initiatives that are presently under various stages of implementation.

WCO

Documents available in their original language only.

 

Sr.No. Title of the Document Added
004   A Survey of Single Window Implementation  -
003 Single Window: Implications for Customs Administrations 20/11/2008
002 WCO Data Model General Information 19/11/2008
001 WCO Data Model History and Current Status 19/11/2008

National SW

Region/Country Updated
Canada 15/04/2009
France 11/02/2009

Ghana

11/02/2009

Indonesia

29/02/2010
Macedonia 11/02/2009
Mexico 10/02/2010
Peru 11/11/2008

APEC

Documents available in their original language only.

 

Website General Contact

 

Sr.No. Title of the Document Added
009 APEC US International Trade Data System & ACE - April 2009 19/08/2009
008 APEC Korea Customs UCR Project - April 2009 19/08/2009
007 APEC Singapore Evolution of Single Window - April 2009 19/08/2009
006 APEC Sub-Committee on Customs Procedures SW Implementation Guide - July 2009 19/08/2009
005 APEC Chile Single Window pilot project - April 2009 16/07/2009
004 APEC Thailand National Single Window developments - April 2009 16/07/2009
003 APEC Viet Nam National Single Window developments - April 2009 16/07/2009
002 APEC Single Window Development Report - June 2007 (short version) 11/11/2008
001 APEC Single Window Development Report - June 2007 (long version) 17/11/2008

ASEAN

Documents available in their original language only.

Website General Contact

 

Sr. No. Title of the Document Added
005 Agreement on ASEAN SW 11/11/2008
004 Protocol to Establish ASEAN Single Window 11/11/2008
003 ASEAN SW Factsheet 11/11/2008
002 ASEAN Single Window Technical Guide 11/11/2008
001-02
001-01
ASEAN SW Presentation 11/11/2008

ITAIDE

Documents available in their original language only.

 

Website General Contact

  

Sr.No. Title of the Document Added
001 Information Technology for Adoption and Intelligent Design for E-government 19/11/2008