About the Single Window Information System
The Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, together with partners – The National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, State Food and Veterinary Service, Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, and State Enterprise Centre of Registers – have implemented the project „Electronic service of the customs declarations submission electronically according to the Single–Window principle“, which aims to provide the electronic service for economic operators carrying out import, export and transit formalities to submit Customs declarations and related documents and information, and to receive all relevant information at a single point of entry.
Application of Single-Window principle contains the submission of information and documents, the issuing of permits, licenses, certificates and other documents by Customs Department, the National Paying Agency, the State Food and Veterinary Service and the Cultural Heritage Department and provision of the information on the fulfilment of the formalities using Single Window Information System’s means.
Using Single Window Information System the economic operators have a possibility to present an application to the Customs Department, the National Paying Agency, Department of Cultural Heritage and the State Food and Veterinary Service for a permit, license or certificate required for the presentation and clearance of the customs declarations; to receive information and statuses about the evaluation of their applications, to search for information about their authorizations, licenses or certificates and to obtain information about the progress of the processing of the customs declarations presented. Economic operators have the opportunity to perform a search of their permits, licenses or certificates which are being kept in the Licenses Information System owned by the State Enterprise Centre of Registers using Single Window Information System’s functionality.
A part of the Single Window Information System services is available to the public users (possibility to check validity or status of the applications, permits, licenses, certificates issued by the Customs Department, the National Paying Agency, the State Food and Veterinary Service and the Cultural Heritage Department’s and other documents necessary to carry out customs formalities), while the rest of services related with the presentation of the personal information are available for the authorized users. There two types of the authorization of the users in the Single Window Information System: by using e-Government gateway’s identification service or by using digital certificate generated for the registration of a user into Lithuanian customs information systems.