Director-General of the Customs Department Somchai Poolsavadi presided over the opening ceremony of a seminar regarding the National Single Window trade system. The seminar was aimed at educating state agencies and Thai businesses in the import, export, and logistic sectors on data link and information exchange in order to prepare them for the AEC formation.
The National Single Window system was launched during the fourth quarter of 2011. The system is an information center that collects all information regarding exporting, importing, and logistic transactions within the ASEAN region. The Customs Department expects 36 government agencies to fully utilize the National Single Window system for information sharing before the AEC is established in 2015.
Mr. Somchai said the department will continuously hold more seminars to help government officers and entrepreneurs reduce operating procedures between them in a bid to boost their capacities.