Customs to introduce new system for imports and exports

By Admin. Updated 4:22 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).


The Government of SVG, through the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project (CARDTP) intends to implement an Electronic Single Window for Trade (ESWFT) to manage the regulatory processes impacting the importation and exportation of goods. 

The main value proposition for having a single window for St. Vincent and the Grenadines is to increase the efficiency in trade and investment through time and cost savings for traders in their dealings with government authorities for obtaining the relevant clearance and permit(s) for moving cargo across St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ national or economic borders.

In the current pre-single-window environment, traders have had to contend with visits and dealings with multiple government agencies in multiple locations to obtain the necessary papers, permits, and clearances to complete their import or export processes.

This digital infrastructure would ease doing business with the Customs by providing a one stop shop for importers and customers to process all import and export documents.

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