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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.

Recent News

30 August 2016: The UN/CEFACT Buy/Pay PDA is pleased to announce the opening of the Public Review period for the SCRDM Project. The purpose of this project is to develop and publish an international “Supply Chain Reference Data Model” for international & national trade.

The 60 days Public Review period will end on October 30th 2016.

The RDM Guideline, SCRDM-BRS, SCRDM-RSM, SCRDM subset of the CCL and related green paper are available for review.

Any comments should be submitted to the Project Lead Rolf Wessel and Lead Editor Gerhard Heemskerk using the Public Review Comment Template.

23 August 2016: Following approval of the Electronic Consignment Note UNSM (e-CMR) Project Proposal in the Ship PDA, this is to announce a call for participation. The scope of the project is to develop an international XML “Electronic Consignment Note” message (e-CMR) foreseen by the additional protocol to the convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road (CMR).

Implementation of standardised electronic consignment note for road transport shall harmonise the message exchange between carrier, shipper and receiver of the goods and shall facilitate further interactions with other modes of transport and government control authorities. Relevant experts and interested parties are invited to join the project team, which shall work during the next months, working mainly through conference calls and other electronic means.

For more information, contact the Project Leader: Evgeniya Iafaev.

02 August 2016: The deadline to submitting DMRs for UN/EDIFACT D.16B and CCL D.16B has been reached. Submissions are closed until next publication period. You can follow the development of the new UN/EDIFACT in the CUE Collaborative Environment  UN/EDIFACT D.16B - Publication Cycle.