IPS Researchers Highlight the Governance Mechanism for Sri Lanka’s National Single Window

24 May 2018
Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

The setting up of a Steering Committee for the National Single Window (NSW) is of the utmost importance for a timely build and implementation of the NSW project in Sri Lanka, pointed out IPS recently.

This observation was made at the second Public-Private Dialogue 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 highlighting the governance mechanism for NSW and its structure was held at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo on 24 May 2018.

IPS Research Fellow, Janaka Wijayasiri, Research Officer, Kithmina Hewage, and Research Assistant, Nuwanthi Senaratne, along with ITC expert, Frank Janssens presented the Discussion Paper on the Governance Mechanism for the National Single Window in Sri Lanka during this public private dialogue. The paper aims to assist both public and private stakeholders understand the concepts and structure of governance mechanism for the NSW.

This is the second discussion paper in a series of four discussion papers to be presented on the Single Window to help the Sri Lankan government fulfill its obligation to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). 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).

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