Within the United Nations framework of the Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) serves as the focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards, covering both commercial and government business processes that can foster growth in international trade and related services. In this context, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) was established, as a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the UNECE Committee on Trade, mandated to develop a programme of work of global relevance to achieve improved worldwide coordination and cooperation in these areas.
18 June 2013: The UN/CEFACT Sectoral Agriculture Program Development Area is pleased to announce the UN/CEFACT Bureau decision to launch the project on Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) Notification Exchange. The project proposal is available at the following web page http://www1.unece.org/cefact/platform/display/CNP/Rapid+Alert+System+for+Food+and+Feed+%28RASFF%29+Notification+Exchange
To participate in the project please contact Project Leader Mr. Philippe Loopuyt
23 May 2013: The UN/CEFACT Trade and Transport Facilitation Programme Development Area is pleased to announce its plans to re-launch its project on a Recommendation on Consultation Approaches. Read more...
29 April 2013: The 21st UN/CEFACT Forum marks progress on electronic business and trade facilitation processes. Read more...
23 April 2013: The UN/CEFACT Schema library version D.12B has now been approved and is now available. The audit report will follow.
12 March 2013: The UN/CEFACT has approved the Core Component Library D.12B for publication. Any comments on the above should be sent to Peter Amstutz, Bureau Vice Chair.
7 March 2013: UNECE has released the 2012-2 UN/LOCODE directory.