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1 Trade Facilitation Program WTO-AfDB Symposium on Trade Facilitation for Africa Nairobi, November 2012 Godwin Punungwe Director - Trade Facilitation USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub

2 Hub Goal: Increase competitiveness, intraregional trade and food security in Southern Africa. 2 Enhancing Economic Growth and Food Security through Trade

3 Presentation Outline I. Trade Based Growth – the Problem II. Trade Facilitation Tools – the Solution One Stop Border Posts Customs Connectivity Coordinated Border Management National Single Windows 3

4 Hampering Competitiveness In the World Bank Trading Across Borders Index, all but two of the continental SADC countries rank in the bottom quartile 4 Mozambique134 Namibia140 South Africa115 Lesotho144 Swaziland141 Botswana147 Zambia156 Angola164 Malawi168 DRC170 Zimbabwe167

5 Trade Hub Interventions One Stop Border Posts Customs Connectivity Coordinated Border Management National Single Windows 5

6 CBM: Case Study: Mwanza, Malawi 6 Malawi Revenue Service Malawi Bureau of Standards Ministry of Health Department of Fisheries Department of Forestry Agricultural Research Veterinary Immigration Road Traffic Directorate Road Fund Private Sector Petroleum Importers Limited Clearing & Forwarding Agencies

7 Coordinated Border Management (CBM) Objectives 7 Coordination & Efficiency Cost & Time

8 The CBM Process 8 Consultation BOA Workshops JBC Action Plan Implement

9 Coordinated Border Management Walvis Bay LilongweLilongwe NacalaNacala Kasumbalesa (Zambia/DRC) Kasumulu/Songwe (Malawi/Tanzania) Mwanza/Zobue (Malawi/Mozambique) Nakonde/Tunduma (Zambia/Tanzania)

10 Current situation: No Connectivity 10 Windows Azure Namibia Botswana Customs Trader Customs Official Asycuda ++ Customs Trader Customs Official Asycuda ++

11 Cloud-Based Customs Connectivity 11 Windows Azure Namibia Botswana Customs Connectivity Solution Customs Trader Customs Official Asycuda ++ Customs Trader Integrator Customs Official Asycuda ++ Integrator

12 Regional Connectivity 12 SACU Pilot Botswana Namibia South Africa Next Malawi to Mozambique Zambia to Mozambique SADC Botswana Namibia South Africa Malawi Zambia Zimbabwe

13 National Single Window A Single Window is 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. UNECE: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 13

14 How do stakeholders exchange information? 14 Forwarding Agents Ministries Shipping Agent Traders Customs Freight Station Dept. of Statistics Banks Controlling Agencies Port Authority

15 How does a Single Window help? 15 Networks all parties to a common platform Forwarding Agents Ministries Shipping Agent Traders Customs Freight Station Dept. of Statistics Banks Controlling Agencies Port Authority

16 Combining SeW and CMS 16

17 Thailand Single Window 17

18 Moz LLN Single Windows in SSA West Africa Ghana Ivory Coast Senegal Togo Benin East Africa Mauritius Madagascar Rwanda Kenya Tanzania Central Africa Congo, Brazzaville Southern Africa Mozambique Botswana (planning) Namibia (planning) Lesotho (planning) South Africa (discussion) Malawi (discussion) Zambia (discussion) Zimbabwe (future)

19 USAID-WCO SATFC I. Southern Africa Trade Facilitation Conference (SATFC) organized by the SA Trade Hub in September II. SATFC 2013 Trade Facilitation Tools – the Solution Customs Modernization Customs Connectivity Coordinated Border Management National Single Windows One Stop Border Posts. 19

20 THANK YOU Godwin Punungwe


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