From 1 September, it would be possible to monitoring online foreign trade operations and the visualization of certificates issued through the Single Window for Foreign Trade (VUCE). This platform, which depends on the National Under Secretariat of Foreign Trade, seeks to make the procedures and operation of international trade faster and more efficient. In this framework, the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services (CAC) held a working day to present the progress of the VUCE and CICE (Foreign Trade Information Central) platforms, which are currently in the testing and validation stage. During this presentation, Ignacio dos Reis, president of the commission of export and import of the CAC, said that "the dialogue between the private and public part is generating its outcomes, for two years, with members of the Ministry of Production and the VUCE, we begin to see the progress of this free and public tool, which will make operations easier”.
VUCE is an initiative of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with technical advice and funding of 90% of the total cost of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Its main objective is to simplify, standardize, make accountable and streamline processes, provide predictability to commercial operations and generate optimal levels of efficiency in foreign trade. The system began to be implemented in several Latin American countries since 2010, when there was greater commercial growth in the region, but in the rest of the world, 73 countries are working with this technology since 2007. Regarding the time implemented for development of the platform, although many countries took four years to develop this tool, Argentina in two years is already in the beta stage of testing and validation, which will show the advances in September 2018. One of the conditions to connect to VUCE is to be a registered user in the Federal Administration of Public Income (AFIP) with a fiscal password. It is not necessary to be a dispatcher to enter and consult a file, although a dispatcher is needed to formalize the operation.
Concerning the progress of the system, Marcela Erdozain, process manager of VUCE, explained that "the most significant of this schedule is the dashboard, which is based on the current platform for remote procedures (TAD)." With this dashboard you can do more than a thousand procedures with better tracking of them, of which 311 are destinated for foreign trade. "One of the innovations of the platform is to show the pending tasks and issued certificates associated with the procedures of each operation. Thus, with this information, both the importer and the exporter "may find in this tool the possibility of managing the authorizations and certifications required by the current regulations successfully and quickly”.
Date: 16 August 2018