Santo Domingo.- The Unified Window for Foreign Trade launched Thursday (VUCE) aims to expedite cross-border commerce, international transport and all customs proceedings, an initiative of Customs, other Government agencies and implemented by a British company, Crown Agents.
“The unified window’s main objective is to facilitate the national and international transactions, through simplified and harmonized processes, procedures and flow of information and in this manner contribute to growth of global trade,” said Customs director Rafael Camilo.
The project groups the ministries of the Environment, Public Health, Agriculture, Armed Forces, and the Customs and Antinarcotics (DNCD) agencies.
Crown Agents project manager Andrea Hampton and Camilo signed the agreement in the activity to launch the system.
“Our fundamental objective will focus on obtaining a successful implementation in this unified window project, not only as an informatics system, but involves processes, policies and procedures; elements that interact to better benefit trade. It’s important to note that an effective unified window will provide a new way to conduct any type of transaction more efficiently and safer for the final user,” the Customs Director said.