From October 27-29, 2015, in Lilongwe, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub provided training in Data Harmonization to build the capacity of government and private sector stakeholders in Malawi to implement National Single Window. Similar training was presented the previous week in Blantyre.
The participants for the course were drawn from the Ministry of Industry and Trade; the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water; the Malawi Revenue Authority; the Malawi Bureau of Standards; the Malawi Investment and Trade Center; and the Reserve Bank of Malawi.
The course covered the methodology needed for data mapping to the World Customs Organization (WCO) Data Set (which consists of 186 elements). The results of the training, based on participants’ local knowledge of the documentation and procedures, will be included into the Trade Hub’s report on Data Harmonization for Malawi.
Photo: MRA Revenue Officer Susan Kadawere (left) provides feedback to the Trade Hub Data and Document Harmonization expert Karen Henderson on the data elements of the MRA Form 12 (Customs Declaration)