On November 14, 2023, the “Export League” forum was held in Minsk, Republic of Belarus, which brought together more than 200 companies working for export, as well as representatives of government agencies and export support institutions. The event organizer is the National Marketing Center. On the agenda are current issues of developing foreign economic activity, searching for effective solutions to increase supplies abroad and promote exports.
As part of the event, a round table “Single window for foreign economic activity”: from idea to implementation» was held, during which experts discussed the theory and practice of implementing the “single window for foreign economic activity” mechanism in the EAEU countries. Along with this, a discussion took place on the topic of demand from business and the readiness of regulators to implement the “single window for foreign trade” platform; vision of the concept, identification of basic services and procedures that should be included in the platform as a priority.
The participants of the round table were Mr. Sergei Mozer, Deputy Head of the Division of Advanced Customs Technologies of the Department of Customs Legislation and Law-Enforcement Practice of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC, Commission), Mrs. Svetlana Belozerova, Director of Methodology for the Single Window Project of the Russian Export Center, Andrey Lebedev, Director of Customer Experience and coordination of the “Single Window” project of the Russian Export Center, as well as Anton Kukushkin, Director for Development of the “Single Window” information system of the Russian Export Center.
Sergei Mozer presented the report “Prospects for the development of priority instruments for implementing the “single window” mechanism in the system of foreign trade regulation within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025.” First of all, the EEC representative drew attention to the international experience in introducing advanced digital technologies in the context of improving the “single window” mechanism, as well as a completed case study on the development of customs regulation in the EAEU until 2025. The report outlined the history of the issue and organizational and legal aspects of the implementation of the “single window” mechanism in the EAEU Member States, gave the characteristics of the reference model of the national single window mechanism, and voiced prospects for government regulators and business of the Union Member States.
Along with this, the speaker addressed the Action Plan for the implementation of clause 9.4 of the Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025 in terms of developing priority instruments for implementing the “single window” mechanism and conceptual approaches to constructing a data matrix for foreign economic activity.
Special attention was paid to the work of the Commission’s customs block in the area under consideration, as well as the prospects for the introduction of advanced digital technologies in the EAEU in the near future.
At the end of his speech, the EEC expert gave a positive assessment of the work of the Russian Export Center and announced the Commission’s plans to organize in December 2023 a demonstration by REC pilot projects associated with the implementation of national “single window” mechanisms.
The report can be found at this link.