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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

1 July 2016: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2016-1 UN/LOCODE directory

27 June 2016: The UN/CEFACT Buy/Pay PDA is pleased to announce the opening of the Public Review period for the Extension of CII Technical Artefacts Project. The purpose of this project is to develop the technical artefacts needed in order to allow users to implement the CII based on the SCRDM and Core Component Business Document Assembly (CCBDA). The 60 days Public Review period will end on August 27th 2016. BRS and RSM are available for review. Any comments should be submitted to the Project Lead Natascha Rossner and Lead Editor Gerhard Heemskerk using the Public Review Comment Template.

23 June 2016: Online registration to the 28th UN/CEFACT Forum is now open.

10 June 2016: The UN/EDIFACT directory version D.16A has been validated by the BPS Validation Team and approved by the UN/CEFACT Bureau for publication. It is now available in the UN/EDIFACT section of the UN/CEFACT website and can be downloaded from the UN/EDIFACT Directories.

09 June 2016: Core Component Library 16A.1 has been published.  This version is an update of CCL 16A to include the CCs and Reference BIEs for the Supply Chain Data Reference Model (SCRDM) and the BIEs needed to support the Cross Industry Invoice Schema based on CCBDA 1.0.

09 June 2016: The UN/CEFACT Cross Industry Invoice Schema based on CCL 16A.1 and CCBDA 1.0 has been approved and is now available.

7 June 2016: Following approval of the Revised Cross Industry Scheduling project, this is to announce a call for participation. This project aims to update the 2008 version of this deliverable. These business processes are to exchange information for the scheduling supply chain management such as demand forecast, inventory forecast… To register interest in participating or for more information, please contact the project lead, Mr. Samy Scemama. The development of this Project can be followed on the UN/CEFACT Collaboration Environment.

6 June 2016: The Extension of Cross Industry Invoice technical artefacts Leader, Natascha Rossner, France, is pleased to announce the Bureau has approved the start of the Extension of Cross Industry Invoice technical artefacts project. The project proposal can be found enclosed to this Call for Participation. To sign-up to the project, please contact the project lead Natascha Rossner by indicating : your name, your country of delegation, your email address and telephone number.


Upcoming Events

26 to 30 September 2016

Other events

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