VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

  Published on 12 October, 2018

VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

  Published on 12 October, 2018

VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

  Published on 12 October, 2018

VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

  Published on 12 October, 2018

This Agreement Marks VCC’s Foray into the Central Africa Francophone Countries and Extends CamelONE™’s Reach to 15 Countries

On 11 October 2018, VCC has signed a tripartite agreement with the Gabon Special Economic Zone (“GSEZ”), a joint venture of the Gabonese Republic, Olam International and African Finance Corporation, and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (“SCE”) to develop a Single Electronic Window solution to facilitate trade and increase trade efficiencies for the Special Economic Zone in Nkok, Gabon (“Nkok SEZ”).

The Single Electronic Window System, also known as the Guichet Unique électronique de Nkok (“GUEN”), which is built on VCC’s CamelONE platform, is a centralised platform that links multiple systems operated by a variety of organisations that collectively make up the Nkok SEZ community located in Nkok town in northwestern Gabon, a nation of 2 million people.

The CamelONE platform which is already used across 14 countries in Asia, Central Asia and also in Africa, revolutionises global trade by connecting importers, exporters, logistics companies, warehouses, banks, insurers, government agencies and other players onto a neutral and unified platform that supports the entire trade process, simplifying cross-border trade.

The GUEN will improve the Nkok SEZ’s trade flow and competitiveness by streamlining processes such as the import, export, and storage of goods, as well as reducing cross-border risks and costs. It will improve interconnectivity by harmonising stakeholder data, minimising human error and providing greater visibility of the entire logistics and supply chain.

VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

(From left to right) George Chan (VCC, General Manager (Africa)), Marc Liew (SCE, Deputy Director, Africa), Anna d’Aillières (VCC, Project Manager), Gabriel Ntougou (AAN – Autorité Administrative ZERP de Nkok, Director General), Desmond Tay (VCC, CEO) and Anne Nkene Biyo’o (AAN – Autorité Administrative ZERP de Nkok, Deputy Director General)

VCC Inks Single Window Project in Gabon Special Economic Zone in Central Africa

(From left to right) Desmond Tay (VCC, CEO), Marc Liew (SCE, Deputy Director, Africa), Gabriel Ntougou (AAN – Autorité Administrative ZERP de Nkok, Director General), George Chan (VCC, General Manager (Africa)), Anne Nkene Biyo’o (AAN – Autorité Administrative ZERP de Nkok, Deputy Director General)and Anna d’Aillières (VCC, Project Manager)

Mr Desmond Tay, Chief Executive Officer of VCC, commented, “We are happy to partner with GSEZ and SCE on the GUEN project for the Nkok SEZ. This project serves as a testament to VCC’s capabilities in implementing trade facilitation platform solutions that help governments and traders improve efficiencies and save costs.”

Mr Marc Liew, Deputy Director of SCE, said, “The new GUEN will enhance trade competitiveness and workflow efficiencies, helping companies in the Nkok SEZ save on time and costs especially in international trade transactions. We believe regional businesses also stand to benefit upon the completion of the GUEN.”

Mr Gabriel Ntougou, Director General of AAN, said, “The GUEN is an important platform that will enhance communications within the GSEZ community. With VCC’s strong background and understanding of trade facilitation across different countries, we believe the GUEN will definitely be able to improve workflows for the various departments in the Nkok SEZ.”