Electronic Single Window: Coordinated Border Management: Best Practices Studies

Dec 2010
This report provides a brief review of status of Electronic Single Windows (ESWs) in the Latin American and Caribbean region. While not exhaustive it does illustrate the diversity of integrated border management and the opportunities for building greater capacity. It is intended to be a primer on the steps necessary to adopt and implement an ESW for each member country. The report contains an analysis of government steps necessary for adoption of an ESW, a description of the different tiers of existing capacity and how the two types of electronic portals apply to those tiers, and a section identifying the types of technologies available for the implementation of the ESW. The key section of the report outlines the steps to be taken to assess, develop, and implement an ESW.