Implementation Issues Concerning the National Single Window for Trade in Sri Lanka

26 September 2018
Hilton Residencies, Colombo

Political commitment is considered to be a key success factor in the National Single Window (NSW) implementation.

This observation was made at the fourth Public-Private Consultation on the NSW implementation for Sri Lanka, organised by the International Trade Center (ITC), in collaboration with the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) of the Government of Sri Lanka. The event, which discussed tasks at start of operations and deployment, deployment strategy, monitoring and reporting along with international country experiences of NSW implementation was held at the Hilton Residencies, Colombo on 26 September 2018.

ITC expert, Frank Janssens, together with IPS Research Fellow, Janaka Wijayasiri, Research Officer, Kithmina Hewage, and Research Assistant, Nuwanthi Senaratne, presented the ‘Discussion Paper on the Implementation Issues Concerning the National Single Window for Trade in Sri Lanka’ during this public private dialogue. In addition, Dushni Weerakon, Executive Director of the IPS spoke at the inauguration session.

This is the fourth and final discussion paper on the Single Window to better inform policy makers of the country on key issues surrounding the NSW. This project is part of the European Union (EU) – Sri Lanka Trade related Assistance funded by the EU implemented in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).