Upgrade Of “Single Window” System for Russian Exporters

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According to the Russian Export Centre (REC), the “Single Window” information system for exporters will be able to receive more than 30 additional categories of information from 11 federal authorities.

The REC created a prototype of the system in 2018 on the basis of a digital platform, and the system went commercial in November 2020. There are now more than 30 state and technical services provided aimed at optimizing the process of contact between exporters and federal agencies.

The Russian government expanded the range of information that the REC would be able to receive via the unified system of interagency electronic cooperation on Friday, offering it to exporters through the Single Window system. The measure is required for the issue of export authorization paperwork.

Exporters will be able to get veterinary and phytosanitary certificates, as well as certificates of origin and free sale, beginning today. These papers will be available on the “My Export” portal as early as 2021. At the same time, there is no need to physically give essential papers or deal with all departments – simply submit an application on a My Export account, and the system will collect all necessary information from the departments on its own.

“While engaging in international trade operations, the exporter is required to produce a set of authorization documents, which may vary depending on the type of the cargo.” The procedure is undeniably time-consuming. It is required to visit numerous authorities in order to obtain the authorization paperwork. The digital issue of authorization documents and licenses has become one of the key objectives for the development of the ‘My Export’ platform, according to REC Vice President Alexei Mikhailik.

According to him, the platform would include a service for “Obtaining permits for the export of specified commodities,” which was developed with the assistance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Within this context, the REC will obtain the license permits and findings from three pilot agencies: the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.