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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

3 January 2017: UN/CEFACT reminds that the cut-off date for submission of new DMRs for UN/CCL D.17A and EDIFACT D.17A is the 30 January 2017

28 December 2016: Following the intersessional approval period that ended on 25 December 2016, Recommendation No. 41 on Public-Private Partnerships in Trade Facilitation  has been approved.

22 December 2016: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2016-2 UN/LOCODE directory

21 December 2016: Elections of Vice-Chairs for the UN/CEFACT Plenary Bureau - Geneva, UN/CEFACT Plenary, Monday, 3 April 2017
Elections of Vice-Chairs for the UN/CEFACT Plenary Bureau will take place on Monday, 3 April 2017, in Geneva, during the 23rd UN/CEFACT Plenary. The Election Procedure for the UN/CEFACT Bureau can be found online (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2016/10/Rev.1).
In accordance with the UN/CEFACT revised Mandate, Terms of Reference and Procedures (ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2010/15/Rev.5)  at least 4 Plenary Vice-Chairs may be elected.
Please note that all candidates must complete the Candidate Form in full  and must also provide a current Curriculum Vitae.
Following guidelines from the UNECE Executive Committee, candidates have to be nominated by their country Head of Delegation/Government Agency/Permanent Mission. The nominations (including the completed candidate profile form and CV) should be sent to the UNECE secretariat by 9 February 2017.

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Other events

TFIG Training Workshop, 19 - 23 September 2016, Accra, Ghana

Workshop on People First Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), 23 September 2016. Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop on establishing an Albanian Single Window, 13 - 17 June 2016, Tirana, Albania

Delivering on the Trade Facilitation Agreement, 14 December 2015, Nairobi City, Kenya

Single Window Workshop 23 October 2015, Shanghai, China