Key Factors in Establishing Single Windows for Handling Import/Export Procedures and Formalities: Trade Facilitation and the Single Window - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/EDGD/2011/5


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Shared Economic Prosperity

Focus Area: Financing for development, Trade & regional connectivity

Initiatives: Arab exports

Keywords: Arab countries, Exports, Foreign trade, Imports, Trade facilitation

Key Factors in Establishing Single Windows for Handling Import/Export Procedures and Formalities: Trade Facilitation and the Single Window

January 2011

Trade facilitation plays a significant role in improving trade growth and competitiveness within the context of the global supply chain. This report sheds light on the requirements for establishing the Single Window system for trade facilitation. Having defined the Single Window system, the report provides comprehensive information on the compliance of national trade policies with trade treaties, trade law and trade regulations. It also analyses initiatives in ESCWA member countries to establish the Single Window system with a view to highlighting best practice across the region. The report concludes with a number of policy recommendations addressed to ESCWA member countries and to the Commission.

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