Single Window Planning and Implementation Guide

1 January 2012

The Single Window Planning and Implementation Guide contains managerial guidelines for policy managers, policymakers and those who are tasked to plan and manage the information technology-enabled Single Window development projects for simplifying cross-border trade procedures and document requirements within developing economies and transition economies. The objective of the Guide is to assist the decision makers, Government officials and private stakeholders to address managerial issues that may affect the planning, the development and operation of Single Window systems, including their cross-border interoperability. This Guide complements a set of UNNExT tools to support Single Window and trade facilitation implementation: the Business Process Analysis Guide to Simplify Trade Procedures; the Data Harmonization and Modelling Guide for Single Window Environments; the Guide for Alignment of Trade Forms and the Capacity-Building Guide on Electronic Single Window Legal Issues. It is recommended to use this Guide together with these other tools in order to derive the maximum benefit.