Singapore-headquartered eGovernment solutions provider CrimsonLogic has been working with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to improve the country’s international competitiveness, reports Logistics Week. A key project has been to develop and implement a customised Single Electronic Window (SEW) known as TTBizLink for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The system went live in Q1 2012. This online tool aims to streamline the process of acquiring various government requirements and licences in a single location, including business registrations, import and export licences, import duty concessions and application for fiscal incentives.
“Since implementing TTBizLink, we have seen an immediate impact and improved the service levels and efficiencies across agencies, with over 75% reduction in application processing time,” said Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment. "These improvements are in line with our eGovernment strategy to utilise ICT to transform key trade and business related services to transform Trinidad and Tobago into a world class business hub with an efficient, transparent and attractive business climate.”
CrimsonLogic has recently been awarded a second project to introduce more automated processes and paperless systems in the government’s trade and business supply chain. Phase two will include an eMaritime service to speed up the arrival and departure of vessels and more robust risk management for the import and export of goods. The project is scheduled to complete in 12 months time.