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Since the nineties world trade has grown twice as fast as global gross domestic product. In this context countries that succeed in attracting foreign investment and foreign trade will increase economic growth.

Antecedentes VU
However to increase trade between countries is not sufficient to reduce or eliminate tariffs; it is necessary to put systems of customs modernization in place to reduce costs and increase international competitiveness. The countries with the best practices of foreign trade have adopted the Ventanilla Unica.

Today Mexico's foreign trade involves a high number of procedures, paperwork and people. There are approximately 30 stakeholders including government offices, exporters, importers, carriers and customs auxiliary function this represents 40 documents, 165 processes and 200 different data elements, many of which must be delivered several times.

If countries seek to reduce trade transaction costs and increase international competitiveness require modernization programs, customs reforms and trade facilitation.

It is essential that from the beginning the design and implementation of information technologies to support trade facilitation efforts adopted best practices and an approach to address this problem; this can be achieved with the establishment of a Ventanilla Unica where the trade-related information should be submitted only once in a single point of entry.

What is " Ventanilla Unica"?

It is a tool that allows you to send electronic information only once to a single entity to comply with all requirements of foreign trade. This is possible through the simplification, standardization and automation of business processes.

In practical terms, the main objective of the "Ventanilla Única" is to facilitate and simplify information flows between businesses and government and provide significant benefits to all participants involved in cross-border trade. The "Ventanilla Única" is generally centrally managed by a legal entity, which allows authorities and government agencies to receive and access all the information. Additionally, the authorities and agencies must coordinate their controls. In some cases, the "Ventanilla Única" will provide the means for the fees, tariffs, taxes and quotas payments.