The adoption of the Electronic Single Window system (eSW) provides the key to simplifying cross-border trade and the enhancement of real-time information sharing and exchange between customs and other border agencies and private sector stakeholders. It has also enhanced Rwanda’s competitive advantage as an efficient player in the area of trade. The Electronic Single Window was launched in 2012 in partnership with TradeMark East Africa (TMEA).
The implementation of a single window system has enabled the business community to submit documents to different regulatory agencies through a single point compared to the previous cumbersome and time-consuming practice where they had to move from one place to another. Such documents include customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, and certificates of origin. Read more. Source | New Times