Being part of a global effort to facilitate cross-border trade, PSW is designed to have an international dimension. The primary purpose of PSW is to enable Pakistan to better integrate into the international supply chain through digitization and paperless trade. With the rapid advancement in technology, it has now become possible to integrate PSW into a regional one with a global single window for trade as an aspirational goal. Our aim is to create and strengthen PSW’s international linkages and partnerships to achieve regional integration and improved trade.
Projects have been undertaken in PSW in pursuance of bilateral agreements with China, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. PSW is also integrating with the e-Phyto hub created by the International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat (IPPC) for the electronic exchange of phytosanitary certificates amongst member countries. Previously PSW became the first country in the region to successfully integrate with Trade Lens owned by IBM/Maersk for the exchange of international shipping data. In addition to technical integrations, PSW also participates in international knowledge-sharing events and seminars organized by WCO, UNESCAP, UNITC, and other trade-related international organizations.
Our Global Initiatives
Pan-Asian E-commerce Alliance (PAA) membership
Date of Completion October 2023
PSW's recent inclusion in the Pan-Asian E-commerce Alliance (PAA) marks Pakistan's entry into an international coalition aimed at fostering secure and dependable IT infrastructure for global trade and logistics services. By collaborating with this alliance, PSW aims to utilize its vast network and technological advancements to forge regional and global alliances. These partnerships are envisioned to expedite cross-border trade data exchange, minimizing business duration and expenses while bolstering trust, dependability, and the competitive edge of Pakistani enterprises in the global market.
National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) integration with e-Phyto Hub
Date of Completion: November 2023
PSW, in partnership with Pakistan's Department of Plant Protection (DPP), has initiated the sharing of e-Phyto, electronic certificates essential for international trade, through the IPPC's e-Phyto Hub. PSW has effectively integrated this hub, enabling the electronic exchange of phytosanitary certificates. This collaboration has digitalized the cross-border trade processes of the DPP, streamlining the application, processing, and issuance of necessary certificates for exporting plants and related items. As a result, it reduces both processing time and associated costs.
Connectivity with China Single Window (GACC)
Date of Completion: June 2024
PSW is enabling seamless connectivity with the China Single Window, facilitating the exchange of trade-related data and documents in electronic format. This paperless data exchange between the Pak-China Single Windows shall mark a significant step towards revolutionizing data exchange processes, streamlining risk management, and expediting border clearance procedures. The enhanced connectivity will foster smoother international trade operations, benefiting businesses and governments alike.
Port Community System (PCS)
Date of Completion: June 2024
Port Community System (PCS) aims to enhance maritime trade operations. This system will optimize cargo handling, significantly increases port operation efficiency, and effectively reduces time and costs associated with cross-border trade. The PCS will be facilitating intelligent and secure information exchange among various stakeholders, including both public and private sectors. This integrated data-sharing approach ensures improved regulatory compliance through a single submission of data, effectively connecting transport and logistics chains.