Single Window Systems in the OIC Member States
About publication- The subject of this study is Single Window efforts in OIC Member States. In the past years the number of Single Windows worldwide has steadily risen and many OIC Member States have set up or are planning to set up a Single Window for Trade.
Governments set up Single Windows as a trade facilitation tool to simplify import, export and transit formalities, and to improve processing efficiency and effectiveness. There is not a unique model to follow and Single Windows are implemented in many different ways. They vary on many aspects including organizational set up and funding, scope and coverage, and IT architecture.
This study focuses on the 57 OIC Member States in the Arab, Asian and African region. The intent of the study is to get an understanding of what is the state of Single Window implementation today for OIC Member States, what are the characteristics and specificities of these Single Window initiatives, and what are the actions governments can and should be taking to affect the success of Single Window over time.
This study looks at data and information in government publications and websites and research documents and also surveyed government officials and Single Window operators. 60 countries were surveyed to understand the details of their Single Window efforts and input was received from 26 countries.