From September 21-25, 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub hosted the inaugural workshop of the Namibia National Single Window Legal Technical Working Group in Windhoek. Workshop participants identified a list of priority laws likely to be affected by the implementation of National Single Window; each of the priority laws was then assigned to working group members for their analysis and recommendations to the group for peer review.
The Trade Hub hosted a similar legal review workshop in Malawi to support their National Single Window process from August 3-6, 2015. The working group is composed of members from public and private sector agencies, including the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Industrialization, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Ministry of Finance (Customs and Excise) and the Namibia Trade Forum.
At the peer review, key recommendations and “layperson’s drafts” were agreed upon; these will be incorporated into a technical report that will be presented to the Government of Namibia
Photo: Workshop participants review priority laws likely to be affected by the implementation of National Single Window.