Singapore Customs and the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on Nov 10 to explore Single Window connectivity to facilitate cargo clearance and enhance supply chain security.

The LOI was signed electronically via a videoconference by Singapore Customs’ deputy director-general Lim Teck Leong and executive assistant commissioner of the United States Customs and Border Protection, Brenda Smith.

“The signing of this LOI signifies the first step towards trade data connectivity between the two Customs administrations, and reinforces our commitment to maintain the security of international supply chains, while facilitating legitimate trade,” says Lim.

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