Economy, Domestic Economy

Single-Window System Goes Online

Single-Window System Goes OnlineSingle-Window System Goes Online

The head of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Customs Administration says the so-called ‘Single Window System’ is now being employed in 95% of customs offices across the country. The new system enables cross-border traders to submit regulatory documents such as customs declarations, applications for import/export permits, trading invoices and investment permits to a single entity and/or single location. This allows for more control and supervision, reduces red tape, and boosts efficiency.  Prior to the introduction of the Single Window System, traders had to deal with multiple government agencies in multiple locations to obtain the necessary papers, permits, and clearances to complete their import or export processes. “With the implementation of the new system, the stage is set for online customs declaration, electronic submission of documents, elimination of cumbersome customs procedures and online interaction with other organizations. The IRICA has effectively switched to a paperless work environment,” IRNA quoted Masoud Karbasian as saying.