During the week of August 31, 2015, the Trade Hub traveled to the city of Zomba, Malawi to meet with key personnel of the National Statistical Office (NSO) and ensure harmonization with the National Single Window initiative currently supported by the Trade Hub in Malawi.
Malawi’s Commissioner of Statistics, Mercy Kanyuka, welcomed the Trade Hub and the initiative of the National Single Window project as an important and necessary tool for the benefit of Malawi. Mrs. Kanyuka stressed the need for the NSO to be a regular participant and contributor to the project as it unfolds. As the recipient of trade data and producer of national statistics, the NSO needs to be certain that the Single Window system can either integrate with their own Eurotrace system or produce meaningful statistics for their analysis and publication. The Trade Hub will be inviting staff of the NSO to attend an upcoming workshop for Data and Document Harmonization in October 2015.
Photo: Rear (left to right): Bright Mvula, Senior Economic Analyst, NSO and Karen Henderson, Trade Hub Data and Document Harmonization Expert. Front (left to right): Mercy Kanyuka, Commissioner of Statistics, NSO; Oscar Kamanga, Management Information Systems Officer, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA); Lizzie Chikoti, Assistant Commissioner of Statistics, NSO; and Stuart Millen, Trade Hub NSW Advisor