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    8 February 2011 - Thailand's national single window to lower logistics costs by about Bt100 billion annually.

The Customs Department yesterday inked a memorandum of understanding with the Federation of Thai Industries on the implementation of a national single window -paperless customs and other licensing procedures to facilitate trade and investment among the 10 member states of Asean.Thailand's national single window - the integrated site for importexport and logistics information - is expected to be ready for service before 2015. Prasong Poontaneat, directorgeneral of the Customs Department, expects it to lower logistics costs by about Bt100 billion annually. Several state agencies will connect their information systems with the Customs Department this year, including the Board of Investment; the Food and Drug Administration; the departments of Fisheries, Energy Business, Mineral Fuels, and Primary Industries and Mines; the National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards; and the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board. Thirty six state agencies will join the singlewindow scheme, which will link with Asean later. The State Council will be responsible for legal disputes arising from the singlewindow procedure.

The Nation
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