Customs Department, CAT ink National Single Window system deal

Customs Department, CAT ink National Single Window system deal

CAT Telecom president Sanpachai Huvanandana
CAT Telecom president Sanpachai Huvanandana

The Customs Department has signed an agreement to allow CAT Telecom to become the National Single Window (NSW) system provider, aiming to support import and export information linkage.

The NSW links electronic licence information for the transfer of information between the public and private sectors. The system facilitates expediting cargo clearance and cross-border trade via the electronic exchange of trade-related documents.

The NSW is a system developed by the Customs Department to facilitate exporters and importers.

CAT Telecom, as the designated NSW system provider, will provide and develop the NSW system to link and integrate electronic data between the public and private sectors as well as overseas operators, said director-general Patchara Anuntasilpa.

CAT Telecom has been assigned as the NSW system provider because it is well equipped with telecommunication infrastructures and is experienced with developing a system for linking and exchanging paperless electronic information, said Mr Patchara.

At present, the NSW system links electronic information between the public and private sectors and overseas entities, with more than 100 million electronic transactions registered per year.

The electronic transactions are likely to increase by 10 million transactions on an annual basis under the business-to-government data linkage system, he said.

The NSW system will also cover electronic information linkage for government-to-government and business-to-business transactions in terms of e-trade, e-freight and e-payment, said Mr Patchara.

"The NSW system is very important for facilitating business operators as well as helping to build operators' competitiveness to be able to compete in the global market," said Colonel Sanpachai Huvanandana, president of CAT Telecom.

"CAT Telecom, as the NSW system provider, is willing and ready to bring existing digital and telecommunication services to serve NSW services to our best ability."

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