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Single Window Solutions for International Trade
With more than 30 years in business, OCR Services, Inc. aims to build upon its reputation as the industry leading provider of high quality global import and export compliance software and single window solutions. OCR continuously improves its quality of services, keeping clients satisfied with our performance and effective solutions already implemented in many Fortune 500 companies. Because we are always focusing on achieving the best results and a positive outcome, it is why we got the reputation of becoming a reference in the provision of enterprise software solutions for Global Trade Compliance such as our developed Single Window International Trade Solution.
The notion of a Single Window is not unique to trade and it could be applied to other sectors as well. It started with the concept that the government should facilitate services and access to information by electronic means. The source of the information shared could be of its own or submitted by other government agencies, business companies or individual citizens. This concept idea became an initiative explored by many governments in numerous countries and it is also known as e-government or One-stop-Shop.
All companies involved in international trade have to prepare and submit different documents to government authorities to comply with imports, exports and transit related regulatory requirements. The information is submitted to different agencies with different requirements, procedures and forms. Generally, the more agencies involved, the greater the complexity of the trade process for the governments and the companies involved in international trade. An approach to solve this issue could be the establishment of a single window solution for international trade where the information is submitted only once. This solution could enhance the availability and handling of information, expedite and simplify information flows between trade and government resulting in a greater harmonization and sharing of information across corporate and public systems. This solution also improves efficiency and effectiveness while reducing the cost and time of the transactions. OCR defines a Single Window International Trade (SWIT) solution as a system that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit related regulatory requirements.