The AnNa project has developed a draft report - Interim Master Plan Extended Collaboration, providing a forward-looking vision of the Directive 2010/65/EU. Measures are proposed.
Based on the Junker Commission policy priority of a Digital Single Market, the draft report applies a gap-analysis approach to identify the gaps bridge between current situation and future state, and to recommend measures to assist the EU to build a sustainable Single Window in the global market.
The proposed perspective on how to advance towards a future proof Single Window development is the private domain, as focus should be on optimizing the interconnectivity between transport modes, customs and trade domains and reducing the reporting burden to business while meeting legal obligations. In particular, special attention to movement of cargo should be paid for cost-effective trade simplification at the global scale leading to improvement of service quality and productivity. In this scenario, key requirement is the establishment of an Extended Collaboration between public and private domain and all stakeholders involved in the supply chain. An integrated approach pursuing harmonization of requirements of various national administrations and their legacy systems is required to tear down the diversity of the EU Member States. In addition, emerging digital technologies can support this process by improving the information visibility and making easy connectivity possible down the entire supply chain. Measures have been finally proposed to improve on Maritime Single Window development relating to scoping, data quality, IT technologies, procedures, general legislation, and security.