With the implementation of the UeSW, tremendous benefits towards trade facilitation have been achieved. These include but not limited to;

  • Real time sharing of information; Both imports and exports
    • Preferential certificate of origin information now shared with Rwanda Customs electronically.
    • Agents are using the system to apply and print system generated PDF certificates that they can attach to consignment documents in EAC.
    • All other certificates of origin are now processed online and final prints done at exporters premises
    • Quality certificates for coffee are being shared electronically and Customs does not need hard copies to allow clearance of coffee now
    • UNBS shares inspection results electronically without the need to access the Customs system now.
    • Applications previously done by agents on UNBS system now done automatically by the Uganda Electronic Single Window (UeSW) system.
  • Reduced cost of doing business for importers and exporters
    • Standard documentation for all agencies
    • Single Access platform for international trade
    • Removal of paper based procedures and bureaucracies
  • Improved visibility and clarity of procedures.
    • Clients can trace their transactions using SMS and email notifications
    • All stakeholders can trace transactions specifically electronically globally
  • Improved collaboration between government agencies
  • Platform that can lead to e-Government
  • All regulatory requirements can be fulfilled online by the agencies handling transactions related to international trade.
    • Phsytosanitary certificates shall be issued on line
    • Registration of users shall be done once and information shared between agencies since URA has all the information in importers and exporters
    • Permits and licenses shall be issued and processed online
    • Exemptions shall be done and approved online without the use of memos or letters and more transparency in the process shall lead to accurate inform on exemptions to be shared.
  • Sharing of reports by the respective government agencies shall be enhanced and greatly improved.
  • Statistics needed by government agencies on international trade shall be done electronically and in real time.