NEPAL LAUNCHES NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW AND NEPAL TRADE INFORMATION PORTAL WITH HELP FROM SGS
By: EIN Presswire
February 21, 2021 at 07:55 AM EST
The Honorable Mr. Bishnu Prashad Paudel, Minister of Finance
The soft launch of Nepal's first National Single Window – configured with help from SGS – took place on January 26, 2021, the 69th International Customs Day.
KATHMANDU, NEPAL, February 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In July 2015, SGS was appointed by the Government of Nepal to supervise the design, procurement and implementation of both the Nepal National Single Window (NNSW) and the Nepal Trade Information Portal (NTIP) and continues to provide quality assurance and advisory services. We also assisted the Nepal Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) with the sourcing, compilation and publication of information on the portal.
Funded by the World Bank and operated by the Department of Customs, the NNSW currently connects three regulatory agencies related to international trade – The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, The Department of Livestock Services and the Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Center. In the future, 40 regulatory agencies will be connected to the NNSW.
NNSW: AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORD TRADE ORGANIZATION'S TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT
NTIP: SINGLE POINT ACCESS FOR ALL TRADE, ECONOMIC AND REGULATORY INFORMATION