Trade Single Window
The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau is developing a Trade Single Window to provide a one-stop electronic platform for the trading community to lodge business-to-government trade documents for trade declaration and customs clearance. The Trade Single Window will be implemented in three phases. Phase 1 of the Trade Single Window was first launched in December 2018, covering 14 types of trade documents. Phase 2 was launched in May 2023, which now covers 17 types of trade documents and will be extended progressively to cover a total of 28 types of trade documents. Documents covered by the first two phases are mainly for specific controlled goods. Phase 3 is the final and most complex phase of the Trade Single Window which will cover Import and Export Declaration, Advance Cargo Information, Cargo Manifest and Cargo Report in respect of different transport modes, and applications for the Certificate of Origin and Permit for Dutiable Commodities. We target to roll out Phase 3 services by batch starting from early 2026 and fully implement the Trade Single Window by 2027.