E-Single Window System Training for Exporters

UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) has partnered with the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) to train its exporters on the use of the e-Single Window system.

The system details how UNCCI could electronically issue and authorize the Membership Certificate and Certificate of Origin electronically. This therefore will compel all exporters outside EAC non-preferential certificates of origin to be members of the Chamber in order to be recognized by the e-SW.

This is part of the 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 paperwork, 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 the 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.