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Single Window System
  • A single window system allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill their needs.
  • It centralizes all information and procedures related to the import, export, and transit of goods in a country.
  • The single windows concept is transferable to various typologies, from Maritime Single to Port Community systems, Trade Single Window, and National Single Window applications.

Trade in Africa has become a widely discussed topic, plagued by infrastructural, innovation, and technical challenges. These issues have hindered the process, affecting economic growth, impeding intra-country business, and slowing the development of regional economic corridors.

It is evident that a sustainable trade environment is essential to enhance trade, which currently lags behind international standards.

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) came into effect in May 2019, holding the promise of transformation for the continent. It aims to foster and …