ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

NEMA supports accelerated "single window" for trade.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
February 25, 2014 - NEMA welcomed President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will accelerate implementation of system to facilitate international trade in goods that meet U.S. safety, efficiency, and environmental standards. System is known as the "single window" and is administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Expected to be fully implemented by 2016, International Trade Data System will allow traders to make single electronic report and relevant data will be distributed to appropriate federal agencies.

Electroindustry Welcomes Announcement of Accelerated "Single Window" for Trade

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
1300 N. 17th St., Suite 1847-T
Rosslyn, VA, 22209

Press release date: February 19, 2014

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed President Obama’s announcement today that the U.S. will accelerate implementation of a system to facilitate international trade in goods that meet U.S. safety, efficiency, and environmental standards. The system, known as the “single window”, is administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an arm of the Department of Homeland Security. Through an Executive Order, President Obama set a 2016 target date for full implementation of CBP’s International Trade Data System (ITDS).

“This is a major development for manufacturers who are involved in both importing and exporting,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, a member of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) on Supply Chain Competitiveness.  “In our work with the supply chain FAC, we’ve seen examples from other countries that have implemented similar concepts and it really makes a difference.”

In one example Gaddis cites, a national trade authority from Singapore stated that its TradeNet “single-window” system reduced the time it takes to process trading documents from several days to several minutes. Singapore’s system has dozens of touch points that are automatically notified based on algorithms that process the application based on the kinds of cargo involved.

“Increasing globalization is stressing the U.S. regulatory systems nearly to the breaking point,” Gaddis said.  “Modernizing our systems through the successful implementation of the ITDS will have a positive effect on American competitiveness and the U.S. economy.”

According to CBP, the ITDS represents collaboration by 47 agencies to develop an automated commercial environment that will become the backbone for international trade transactions.  Currently, traders must file reports with multiple agencies, often on paper. In development for years and now undergoing testing, ITDS will allow traders to make a single electronic report and the relevant data will be distributed to the appropriate federal agencies. Administrative costs will be reduced for business and government. Agencies will obtain data more quickly through electronic filings; will be better able to process cargo more expeditiously; and identify unsafe, dangerous, or prohibited shipments.

The World Trade Organization’s December 2013 Agreement on Trade Facilitation includes a requirement that all parties to the agreement implement a “single window” in order to streamline trade flows.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Visit our website at

Facebook Twitter NEMAcurrents blog NEMAvue - YouTube Channel NEMAcast podcast LinkedIn
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
NEMA Welcomes Senate Vote to normalize US-Russia trade.
NEMA Fluorescent Lamp Indexes show 4Q 2010 and yearly figures.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 28-2014 Minimizing the Potential of Base Arcing Between Certain Wattage HID Lamps
NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 64-2014 Lighting Controls Terminology
NEMA Publishes Two Lighting Standards: ANSI C78.50-2014 and ANSI C78.79-2014
NEMA Launches New ANSI-accredited Lighting Systems Committee
NEMA Lighting Standard Recommended in Revised DOE Report
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address