DATA HARMONIZATION AND MODELLING GUIDE FOR SINGLE WINDOW ENVIRONMENT
Simplification and harmonization of trade data and documentary requirements can contribute significantly to the reduction of time and costs for international trade transactions. Harmonizing data used in trade documents and aligning them with international standards ensure data interoperability among the various parties engaged in a trade transaction. In particular, harmonization is a necessary step toward trade automation and the introduction of electronic Single Window facilities. Data harmonization, an act of reconciling the definition and representation formats of data elements in a domain of interest, is a prerequisite in introducing a system for electronic data sharing and exchange.
WHERE TO BEGIN?
The Data Harmonization and Modeling Guide for Single Window Environment, developed by ESCAP in collaboration with UNECE and UNNExT, provides a step-by-step method for conducting data harmonization and modeling process.
Data Harmonization and Modelling Guide for Single Window Environment (English Version)
- Annex IV-1: Data Harmonization Example on ASEAN ATIGA Form D
- Annex IV-2: Country Case – Thai Data Harmonization Case
- Annex IV-3: Country Case – Korean Data Harmonization Case