National Single Window: Guidance Note

Publication | May 2022

This note provides information on planning and implementing electronic national single window systems to support efficient compliance with international trade regulations.

  • US$23.00 (paperback)

A national single window enables trade and transport stakeholders to provide information to multiple government agencies through one platform to meet import, export, and transit requirements efficiently. Processing international trade through a single window reduces cargo release time and the cost of doing business, increases competitiveness and efficiency, and improves the way business is done. The guidance note explores why such a system matters, key governance and design components, international interoperability, good practices, and risk mitigation.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Understanding the National Single Window
  • Why Implement the National Single Window?
  • Governance and Road Map for Designing the National Single Window
  • Implications of National Single Window Interoperability
  • Good Practice and Risk Mitigation
  • Appendix: National Single Window Implementation by ADB Members

Additional Details

  • Industry and trade
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Transport
  • 46
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM220175-2
  • 978-92-9269-495-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-496-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-497-5 (ebook)

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