Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2010

National Single Window: Towards More Efficient Trade And Greater Trade Volumes

Nazery Khalid

October 2009

Maritime Institute of Malaysia


The implementation of National Single Window (NSW) as an electronic trade platform augurs
well with Malaysia's intention to provide the infrastructures and processes to facilitate more
efficient trade and generate bigger trade volumes. This commentary argues in favour of
conducting trade in an online environment using this platform to enhance the efficiency of the
trade supply chain and to increase Malaysia's trade competitiveness. It also provides several
recommendations to ensure smooth and successful implementation of the NSW.