In line with the e-Government strategy, the Single Window System, based on international standards, piloted by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is being developed. It is an electronic platform for the online application, processing and issue of permits and trade related clearances .
The objectives of the Single Window System are to: -
a) provide an electronic platform for the application, processing and approval of import and export permits;
b) enable operators to track progress of the status of their applications;
c) enhance the trade efficiency through reduction of processing time and related transaction costs;
d) improve trade facilitation and providing a one-stop shop service to operators, traders as well as customers; and
e) to accelerate trade liberalisation, elimination of non-tariff barriers and the ease of doing business.