III Meeting of InterAmerican Single Foreign Trade Windows

On 20 and 21 May, representatives from more than 20 countries in America will discuss in El Salvador the features of this tool and its influence on foreign trade.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Economy in El Salvador:

El Salvador has been selected as the site to host the Third Meeting of Single Foreign Trade Windows, an event that is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and will be attended by representatives from 27 countries of Latin.

The Third Meeting, to be held on 20 and 21 May, mainly aims to promote dialogue and knowledge transfer, and discuss the factors to be taken into account to advance the interconnection of Single Foreign Trade Windows (VUCE by its initials in Spanish), both the existing and future ones in the region.



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Costa Rica Centralizes Foreign Trade Procedures

February 2014

An announcement has been made of a beta version of a digital platform for paperwork and export permits which is integrated with related institutions.

From a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica :

This morning (yesterday) PROCOMER launched the beta version of Single Window for Foreign Trade (VUCE) 2.0 a project that will revolutionize the export sector and domestic importer, offering an interoperable platform ( with approvals in minutes) between the 16 state institutions state that are involved in foreign trade procedures.

One Stop Shop for Foreign Trade in Honduras

August 2013

A single processing desk will be opened for foreign trade in order to speed up control formalities for land carriers.

From a press release issued by the Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI):

The Executive Directorate of Revenue (DEI), with the support of the Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of Honduras and the technical support of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank (WB), will start running a Single Foreign Trade Desk (known as VUCEH by its initials in Spanish), to streamline controls for land carriers, reducing costs and contributing to trade facilitation.

One Stop Shop for Exports in Panama

June 2013

The new system aims to keep information both about Customs and its related institutions, facilitating the export process.

From a press release by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Panama:

Panama joins the "RED INTERAMERICANA DE INTEGRACIÓN DE VENTANILLAS ÚNICAS" (INTERAMERICAN NETWORK OF INTEGRATION OF SINGLE SERVICE WINDOWS", whose aims is to review the most appropriate mechanisms for the integration of processes and information requirements and encourage all member countries to exchange information on goods movement without paperwork or using only minimal amounts of paper.

El Salvador: Simplifying Foreign Trade

September 2010

The Central Reserve Bank will be responsible for the paperwork.

The Center for International Trade Procedures (Centrac) was created to streamline export and import procedures .

According to Deputy Minister of Economy, Mario Roger Hernandez, in an interview by Elmundo.com.sv: "This is the first step to create a single foreign trade office.

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