A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Pakistan Single Window (PSW), Trade Foresight (TF), and Trioca Ventures Private Limited (TVPL) to collaborate on the trader and other stakeholder training and capacity building.
This will allow merchants and stakeholders to utilize the single-window system and make use of its various capabilities. The collaboration also aims to provide training and technical skills to various groups of Pakistan Single Window users. Including Pakistan’s traders, government officials, businesses, entrepreneurs, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), with a particular emphasis on women-led ventures. And to connect more Pakistani businesses to the international supply chain.
PSW and TF agreed to collaborate on creating, implementing, and delivering training programs utilizing blended learning approaches. TVPL will assist in designing and monitoring the program’s key performance indicators. As well as communicating any shortcomings or deviations in program execution as soon as possible.
The MoU is the PSW’s first partnership with a private sector business. It is intended to broaden the PSW’s reach for training. As well as capacity-building efforts to a diverse range of stakeholders across many locations. It expands on the PSW leadership’s aim of using the private sector’s experience and resources to provide better service to customers.
Syed Aftab Haider, CEO of PSW stated, “We are excited to enter into our first collaboration agreement with any private sector organization.” In addition, PSW has always believed in a public-private partnership to maximize PSW’s service to the general public. And we hope that this MoU will open the way for a deeper, more meaningful interaction with additional stakeholders.”
Furthermore, the Pakistan Single Window is also considering creating a trade knowledge management platform. To provide interactive learning modules, certificates, and approved programs for trainers. And other PSW users who wish to get a better grasp of trade-related topics.
This would be in addition to the PSW Trade Information Portal of Pakistan (TIPP). Which gives a single point of access to all import, export, and transit-related information,” he stated.
“Encouraged by the success of TIPP, we want to take it a step further and provide all trade-related training courses, certificates. And other knowledge goods on the PSW platform for the benefit of all stakeholders,” Haider said.
“We are proud to be the first private firm supporting the introduction of PSW and TIPP across Pakistan,” said Dr. Ehsan of Trade Foresight. Initiatives like this would benefit the whole Trade Ecosystem. By lowering the complexity and time of trade execution while also maintaining process transparency.”