Representatives of the Customs Administration participate at a two-day workshop presenting the National Single Window System. The workshop is organized by the World Bank and is held today and tomorrow (5-6 July 2018) in Skopje.

This event is introduction to the activities that shall follow for the development and introduction of a National Single Window System and aims to assist the decision-making process of the participants in trade facilitation. The workshop presents the concept of one-stop shop operation and how to make the information uniform and made be made available to the public, data and legal regulations, and how to achieve better coordination in border customs procedures. The workshop will contribute to the development of a National One-Stop-Shop system and it will initiate the creation of a strategy for its implementation.

The workshop was opened by Customs Director General Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski, who said that the single window system is an example of work where the traditional structure of Customs is transformed into new processes that meet the needs of the citizens and the participants in the customs procedure in the best possible way. Through the single –window system, citizens and participants in the customs procedure receive all services via single interface. The complex organizational arrangements between different border agencies are more transparent to the users, resulting in greater efficiency and lower costs for import or export.

The Director General also pointed out that the establishment of a single window system is one of the key benefits of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, where it is stated that most of the implementation activities for import, export and transit should be carried out through a single point, at one-stop-shop.

 

 

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