Tajikistan expected to launch one-stop shop for international trade on September 1

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A one-stop shop on export-import and transit procedures will be launched in Tajikistan on September 1 this year, according to the Customs Service under the Government of Tajikistan.


A government decree on introducing a one-stop shop on export-import and transit procedures, in particular, provides for creating unified automatic information-communicational channel.


The main idea of introducing the one-stop shop is that the entities of foreign economic activity (FEA) having registered in the system will be able to get an access to its informational system. The electronic documents received by the system will be checked and passed on to various agencies for further review and adoption of respective decisions. Under this approach, the system by itself will electronically inform the entities of FEA on the outcomes of the taken decisions.


In case if physical inspection of commodities for the purpose of taking samples and testing was carried out, entrepreneurs will be automatically informed by the system and provided with the date, time and place of conducted specified operations. This assumes that introduction of this mechanism will lead to simplification and optimization of passing through administrative procedures in public agencies.


The document also provides for establishing a public unitary enterprise (PUE) as One-stop shop Center (Center).


The main objective of establishing the Center is in centralizing all government structures regulating export-import and transit procedures.


The system reportedly provides access of 11 government bodies and organization to 22 permission documents.


The Public Unitary Enterprise One-Stop Shop Center will make available general information and consultations, provide registration data of FEA entities to the involved authorities, receive appropriate documents from users of the one-stop shop system for providing them to the involved authorities for getting permits, provide exchange of documents, data and communications between the involved bodies as well as between involved bodies and FEA entities, provide statistical information and reports to the government and other interested parties, et.


Source: Asia Plus