What is the ASEAN Single Window?

The ASEAN Single Window (ASW) is a regional initiative that connects and integrates National Single Window (NSW) of ASEAN Member States. The ASW's objective is to expedite cargo clearance and promote ASEAN economic integration by enabling the electronic exchange of border trade-related documents among ASEAN Member States (AMS).

By the end of 2019, all AMS (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam) have joined the ASW Live Operation, where the grating of preferential tariff treatment would be based on the Electronic Certificate of Origin (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) e-Form D) exchanged through the ASW.

The ASW Live Operation will continue to open a vast window of opportunities for ASEAN to include more documents, such as ASEAN Customs Declaration Document (ACDD), electronic Phytosanitary Certificate (e-Phyto), electronic Animal Health Certificate (e-AH) and electronic Food Safety Certificate (e-FS) Certificate to be exchanged through the ASW in the future. The exchange of ACDD are currently being tested among ready AMS with the live exchange are expected to begin within 2020. AMS are currently preparing their national system and regulations to allow the exchange of e-Phyto Certificate.

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