As part of the “Ease of Doing Business” initiatives, the Central Board of Excise & Customs, Government of India has taken up implementation of the Single Window Project to facilitate the Trading Across Borders in India. The 'India Customs Single Window' would allow importers and exporters, the facility to lodge their clearance documents online at a single point only. Required permissions, if any, from other regulatory agencies would be obtained online without the trader having to approach these agencies. The Single Window Interface for Trade (SWIFT), would reduce interface with Governmental agencies, dwell time and the cost of doing business. CBEC had already executed major projects to automate Customs clearance processes and provide electronic data interchange (EDI) with all agencies. SWIFT was the natural next step. The objectives of SWIFT are in line with key programs of Government namely ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’.
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