Wto Trade Facilitation Agreement Single Window

Single Windows offers a single entry point and consistent transmission of business data for merchants and more efficient and faster processing in a paperless environment. Experts recommend using the term „single window“ only if the platform is as follows: even before the agreement came into force, countries worked on implementing their articles, albeit relatively slowly, given the complexity of some measures. In its paper „Trade Facilitation – State of Implementation,“ the OECD assessed the progress of least developed and developing countries.5 The degree of combined implementation for the two groups was 39%, with large differences. Based on this research, the least developed countries produced 26% of the articles, while developing countries implemented 44% (Chart 1).6 Implementation is therefore largely linked to a country`s state of economic development. For example, developing European countries have implemented an average of 60% of the articles, while African countries have implemented 35%.7 The common theme of these developments is that a single window will be set up to allow the exchange of information between traders and government authorities and between government authorities for trade-related procedures. , such as obtaining authorizations and licenses, certificates and necessary authorizations. , customs clearance and exit from the port. A single window can be an important tool to facilitate exchanges. The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement encourages all its members to put in place a single window. (Article 10.4).

The 2012 International Chamber of Commerce Guidelines also support the use of a single national window and the guidelines developed by the WCO for the creation of a single window. (c) the least restrictive measure chosen where two or more alternative measures are reasonably available to achieve the political objectives concerned; And high-level representatives from the international and local trade development community will meet in Accra to review progress in implementing Ghana`s Single National Table (GNSW) and examine its key role in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. Korean Customs estimates that the introduction of its single window in 2010 generated benefits of approximately $18 million, generating some of this year`s total economic benefits, up to $3.47 billion, from the Agency`s efforts to facilitate trade.

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