Customs Administration

CPT Single Window

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To promote trade facilitation and security, Customs Administration has adopted WCO SAFE Framework of Standards and UN/CEFACT recommendations such as No.33 & No.34 to establish the single window system, known as the Customs-Port-Trade Single Window (hereafter referred to as the “CPT”). CPT was officially launched on August 2013.

To simplify and standardize international and national trade data, Customs Administration established the “Customs-Port-Trade Data Elements Set ” referring to WCO Data Model v3.0 and then developed the relevant standards  including the “Customs-Port-Trade XML Message Implementation Guideline” for stakeholders to conduct electronic data interchange. The trading community shall use these standards to submit documentation for importation, exportation, or transit of goods through CPT to Customs and participating agencies. For example, the trading community could electronically lodge customs declarations, or applications for import/export license to fulfill import, export, and transit related regulatory requirements. Nowadays almost 99.99% of customs declarations are electronically transmitted.

  • Date:2018-07-16
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