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1 3. Oct. 2006UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Regional Single Window Initiative: Asia “UN/CEFACT Capacity Building Workshop: UNeDocs Oct. 3, 2006 India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India Sangwon Lim, UN/CEFACT Rapporteur For Asia

2 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Asia is Asia is the largest and most populous continent or region - 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area, or 29.4% of its land area its land area - more than 60% of the world's human population - About 1/3 of World GDP(PPP): US$ trillion [World: US$59.38 trillion] [World: US$59.38 trillion]

3 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Single Window Definition A facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit- related regulatory requirements. Single Window is basically built at the national level. (Single Window) aims to expedite and simplify information flows between trade and government. (UN/CEFACT Rec. 33)

4 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Why Regional Single Window? Recent Trade Facilitation Trend/Environment - Unclear prospect for trade agreement at the world level (DDA) (DDA) - Proliferation of FTA/RTA Advantage of regional single window approach - Facilitation of national SW establishment (Top-down approach) (Top-down approach) - Facilitation of interoperability among SWs (Standard for information flows) (Standard for information flows)

5 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Regional Bodies in Asia SAARC

6 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASEAN Brunei Darussalam Philippines Indonesia Singapore Malaysia Cambodia Viet Nam Thailand Myanmar Lao PDR Association of Southeast Asian Nations

7 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Background ASEAN Heads of State agreed to establish the ASW to expedite cargo clearance - 9 th ASEAN Summit - Bali,Indonesia, Oct 2003 ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting agreed to establish an ASEAN Inter-Agency Task Force to design an appropriate model for the ASW - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Jan 2004

8 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Inter-Agency Task Force - Customs Authorities - 10 ASEAN Members - Ministry of International Trade - Main Ministry - Other Government Agencies (OGA) involved in cargo clearance processing such as permit/license processing, cargo inspection, etc - ASEAN Secretariat - ASEAN-EU Programme for Regional Integration Support (APRIS)

9 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia APRIS - 3-year technical assistance programme - Co-financed by the European Commission, EuropeAid, and the ASEAN Secretariat - The APRIS Programme Management Unit is at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta.

10 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Meeting History #DatesPlace 1Aug , 2004Manila, Philippines 2Oct , 2004Ha Noi, Vietnam 3Mar , 2005Manila, Philippines 4May 17-19, 2005Vientiane, Lao PDR 5Aug , 2005Manila, Philippines 6Oct , 2005Manila, Philippines

11 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) ASEAN Single Window (ASW) “the environment where National Single Windows of Member Countries operate and integrate.” (Agreement to Establish and Implement the ASW, AEM, 09 Dec 2005) Definitions National Single Window (NSW) - “Single submission of data and information, - “Single and synchronous processing of data and information,” and - “Single decision-making for customs release &clearance”

12 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) ASW Model (Bottom-up of NSW) ASW BRUCAMINDLAOMALNat’l SW CUSTOMS AGENCY MYAPHISINTHAVIE

13 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) National Single Window (Regionally Compliant) National Single Window Banking & Insurance Industry Intermediary Trading Community Intermediary Customs Intermediary Transport Industry Intermediary Other Government Agencies Intermediary ASEAN/ International Link Intermediary

14 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) BRUNEI NSW CAMBODIA NSW INDONESIA NSW LAO NSW MALAYSIA NSW MYANMAR NSW PHILIPPINES NSW SINGAPORE NSW THAILAND NSW VIETNAM NSW SECURE CONNECTIVITY

15 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) ASW Agreement 2008   Brunei Darussalam   Indonesia   Malaysia   Philippines   Thailand   Singapore 2012   Cambodia   Lao PDR   Myanmar   Vietnam Timeline for NSW

16 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Technical Guide The Technical Guide of ASW and NSWs Implementation is the compilation of relevant internationally accepted standards, procedures, documents, glossary, technical details and formalities to be adopted as deemed appropriate by Member Countries, subject to regular reviews and updates in line with new technology and development as deemed necessary by Member Countries.

17 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Models & methodologies of the Architecture of ASW WCO UNTDED UMM UML UN & Other International Conventions

18 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Thailand-Philippines Pilot Project - Signed MOU in December APRIS-supported - 2 Bilateral Technical Meetings in Manila and Bangkok - Identified pilot systems (based on UNeDocs) ASEAN Preferential Certificate of Origin (ASEAN CEPT D) ASEAN Export Declaration - Technical Tests ongoing - Meeting in Bangkok 21 Mar 2006 & May 30, 2006

19 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) UN Layout Key UN TDED UMM UML UN CCTS UN CC Library UN Recs.

20 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) ASEAN CEPT D CustomsDeclaration UNLK Alignment LocalDataElement TDED Mapping UNeDocsDM Mapping ASEAN Data Element UNeDocsASEANDocsDM UNeDocsASEANDocs XMLUNeDocsASEANDocs Generating UN NDR

21 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia ASW (ASEAN Single Window) Capacity Building Activity - APRIS-Supported - Regional Workshops Manila – March 2006 Bangkok – May Tour of Single Window Systems - National Workshops

22 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia APEC Economy AustraliaJapanPhilippines Brunei DarussalamKorea, Republic ofRussia CanadaMalaysiaSingapore ChileMexicoChinese Taipei People’s Republic of ChinaNew ZealandThailand Hong Kong, ChinaPapua New GuineaUnited States IndonesiaPeruViet Nam

23 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Leader’s Meeting Ministerial Meeting Sectoral Ministerial Meetings APEC Business Advisory Council Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Economic Committee SOM Committee on ECOTECH Committee on Trade and Investment

24 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia APEC Single Window Initiative - Initiated by SCCP (Sub-Committee on Customs Procedure) under CTI (Committee for Trade & Investment) in Sep., At the very initial stage - To collaborate with other APEC fora, WCO & UN/CEFACT - SW Working Group to be formed - Questionnaire to collect requirements - Workshop to be held for the development plan

25 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka SAARC

26 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia SAARC Single Window Initiative? Time to Initiate?

27 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia In Summary ▣ Regional SW initiative can be an effective platform for facilitating regional and global trade. facilitating regional and global trade. ▣ Pioneering regional SW initiative [ex) ASEAN] is a good bench-marking reference for other regional bodies bench-marking reference for other regional bodies [ex) SAARC] for future implementation. [ex) SAARC] for future implementation. ▣ In initiating regional SW initiative, full consideration should be given to the use of available international standard should be given to the use of available international standard [ex) UNeDocs], scalable, adaptable and accommodating [ex) UNeDocs], scalable, adaptable and accommodating global trade, for information flows. global trade, for information flows. ▣ There are increasing trend of Regional SW initiatives

28 3 Oct UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Thank you Sangwon Lim UN/CEFACT Rapporteur for Asia Tel.: Fax:


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