Sri Lanka is committed to establishing a National Single Window (NSW) for international trade as a policy priority. This blog by Janaka Wijayasiri explores the different options for the country’s NSW operational model. A policy decision in this regard will help determine sources of funding for the project, its implementation, budget, and fees to be charged for the services provided by the NSW operator.
Poor governance and ineffective government have caused the economic growth in Sri Lanka to slow down. The Sri Lankan government faces several challenges in carrying out its functions. Amidst corruption and inefficiencies, the author argues that Sri Lanka could benefit from establishing a system of IGs, similar to that of USA.