Operation of the single window
In pursuance of the national legislation, i.e. the Pakistan Single Window Act, 2021, the Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has been launched since June 2022. PSW provides an integrated electronic platform that allows parties involved in international trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single-entry point to fulfil all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements. The PSW system links various stakeholders like Customs and Other Government Agencies (OGAs) involved in the regulation of cross border trade as well as transportation besides connecting port authorities, commercial banks, traders, freight forwarders, and transporters, etc. on a digital portal that relies on an integrated risk management system, electronic payment systems and a seamless flow of information. Accordingly, implementation of Article 10.4 has been completed since June 2022.