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1
AWARENESS SESSION
National Single Window - Mauritius TradeLink
Presented By C. Dabeesing,
Section Head, CMS/IT, MRA Customs

Project Manager- Technical Working Group Date
08 May 2015
2
Agenda
  • Single Window Model
  • Main Features of TradeLink
  • Ministries/Agencies involved
  • Stakeholders and their responsibilities
  • Project Status
  • Benefits
  • FAQ
  • Date

3
Single Window Model
  • Single Window is an intelligent facility
  • Simplify border formalities for traders and other
    economic operators
  • Involves single electronic submission of
    information
  • Fulfills all cross-border regulatory requirements
  • Standardized Procedures across agencies
  • Harmonized Data
  • A tool for Trade Facilitation.

4
Single Window- Main Features
  • Provide on-line, web-based facility to submit
    applications for import/export licenses and
    permits and receive clearance from government
    agencies without replication of data entry
  • Provide online facility for Customs to receive
    import, export and transit declaration online as
    a single submission

5
Single Window- Main Features
  • Online validation and processing of
    license/permit applications and Customs
    declarations
  • Electronic work-flow for processing permit
    applications, release and clearance
  • Facilities for Traders to track the progress of
    their applications/declarations in real time
  • Data harmonization and standardization among
    ministries, agencies and customs department

6
Ministries/Agencies Involved May subject to
changes
  • Date

7
Stakeholder Responsibilities
  • MOFED- Overall responsibility of supervision for
    the implementation of  SW, including policy
    directions
  • MRA Customs- HS Modeling work with agencies, Data
    Elements Harmonization, Customs BPR, OGA portal
    design review
  • MNS - Business process analysis for agencies,
    system development, training of OGAs
    traders/Agents
  • WCO World Bank Consultancy assistance on SW
    Best Practices
  • OGAs Agency BPR, User Acceptance Testing
  • BOI Agency Guidelines
  • CIB ICT Technical assistance at OGA level
  • MCCI Consultation with private sectors to ease
    business for trading community
  • Accountant General e-Payment Gateway
  • Trade Operators To promote the use of TradeLink
  • Date

8
Project Status
  • Analysis, Design, Development of a first release
    Prototype is done for Film Classification board
    (FCB) and Ministry of Industry, Commerce
    Consumer Protection (MICCP)
  • Business Process Re-engineering. Proposals are
    under review especially for MICCP
  • Streamlining of redundant processing steps
    between permit issuing agencies
  • Online communication between Importers and
    approving agencies
  • Legal amendments already drafted and under review
  • Contingency plan under progress
  • Proposed enhancements on ICT Infrastructure
  • Date

9
Project Status (Forthcoming)
  • Full development of the system
  • Interfacing with the e-Payment gateway
  • Training of stakeholders
  • Upgrade of ICT Infrastructure (Agencies level)
  • Pilot the system for MIC
  • Finetuning
  • Go-live with MIC
  • Extend the system to other Ministries/Agencies
  • Date

10
Expected Benefits- Trading Community
  • Reduced cost of doing business
  • Streamlined and Standardized procedure
  • Reduced processing time
  • Increased transparency and accountability
  • Electronic submission and issue of
    permits/clearances
  • Electronic settlement of agency fees
  • Linking of e-Permits with Customs declarations
  • Supportive legal framework
  • 24/7 access to TradeLink
  • Abide to Trade Facilitation best practices
  • Date

11
FAQ
  • What do I require to use TradeLink?
  • Workstation with Internet connection
  • Scanner (pdf format)
  • Register with TradeLink Single Submission of
    business information and upload common documents
  • Do we still have to apply for permit for control
    goods?
  • Yes, but the government has reduced the no. of
    controlled items. Moreover the application of
    permit will be done fully electronically
  • Do we still have to go at different agencies to
    submit documents and make payments?
  • No, it will be single submission of documents
    through TradeLink which will be delivered to all
    concerning agencies at one time. For payment, it
    will be done electronically
  • Date

12
FAQ
  • Can I check and track status of the permit?
  • Yes, online tracking functionalities will be
    available as you log in to the system
  • Do I need agency clearance on goods arrival?
  • Yes for the time being but the intention is to
    integrate with Customs clearance in collaboration
    with the leading agency. A fast track mechanism
    will be in place.
  • Date

13
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION QUESTION TIME
  • Date
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