UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) has partnered with Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) to train its exporters on the use of e-Single Window system.
The system details how UNCCI could electronically issue and authorize Membership Certificate and Certificate of Origin electronically. This therefore will compel all exporters outside EAC non-preferential certificates of origin to be members of Chamber in order to be recognized by the e-SW.
This is part of implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement signed in 2014 and ratified by Uganda in 2016. The e-SW is being implemented globally to ease exports by embracing information technology to reduce paper work, avoid travels and make services available online for exporters. In Uganda the first phase is being implemented by a Project Implementation Unit domiciled at Uganda Revenue and the system being used is also hooked to URA portal.
The e-SW Project Implementation Unit has already designed portals that are already being used by: URA, UNBS, Uganda Coffee Development Authority among others.