Implementation Instrument

1. Title

UN/CEFACT Recommendation 33: Recommendation and Guidelines on establishing a Single Window

4. Details of the entity that has ownership on this instrument
a. Name
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UN/CEFACT
b. Email

UN/CEFACT Recommendation Number 33 recommends Governments and traders to establish a “Single Window”, whereby trade-related information and/or documents need only be submitted once at a single entry point to fulfill all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements. The Recommendation also suggests that participating authorities and agencies should co- ordinate their respective controls through the Single Window and should consider providing facilities for payment of relevant duties, taxes and fees. The Recommendation is complemented by a detailed set of Guidelines designed to assist countries in implementation.  

6. Relevant documents
7. Geographical application scope of this instrument
8. This instrument is related to:
system for electronic exchange of information
9. Standard nature of this implementation instrument