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UN/CEFACT

Introduction

The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which serves as a focal point within the United Nations Economic and Social Council for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards. It has global membership and its members are experts from intergovernmental organizations, individual countries' authorities and also from the business community.

Key areas of work


Recommendations


Standards


Projects


Public Reviews


UN/LOCODE
Advisory
Group


Sustainable
Fisheries

In Focus

  • The 33rd Forum was a success with around 300 participants, 50 nationalities, an average of 8 parallel meetings at all times throughout the week, 3 big conferences, 5 new projects in preparation and the advancement of all of the regular work.
  • The UN/CEFACT 25th Plenary approved: Recommendation 37 on Single Submission Portals; Recommendation 43 on Sustainable Procurement; White Paper on Smart Containers; White Papers on Blockchain; Green Paper on Sustainable Tourism - Experience Programs; Executive Guides, Training material, and the maintenance of our technical standards including UN/EDIFACT, UN/LOCODE, UN/CEFACT CCL, UN/CEFACT schema, code lists...
  • Have you seen the reorganization of the Recommendations on the UN/CEFACT website? A reorganization of the technical deliverables is soon to follow.

Highlights

21 June 2019: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 21 August 2019 concerning the project to revise Recommendation 16 on the United Nations Location Codes for Trade and Transport. Please use the Comment Template if you would like to make comments before this date.

4 June 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Cross Industry Supply Chain Track and Trace.” This project aims to create a standard for the exchange of information about asset (product, lot, pallet, etc.) traceability. This includes monitoring the history of a traceable asset and monitoring the present and future movements of the asset. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Rolf Wessel 

29 May 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Reimbursement of Healthcare Claims".  This project aims to extend the current UN/CEFACT Insurance deliverables to cover private health (full or additional) insurance policies to support the exchange of data in the field of reimbursing claims. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Michel Bormans.

28 May 2019: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 29 July 2019 concerning the CI Delivery Process BRS. Please use the Public Comment Template provided to facilitate the preparation of the Comment Log by the Project Team

28 May 2019: Registration to 34th UN(CEFACT Forum is now open.

23 May 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Readiness for Emergency Relief Importation”. This project will develop a recommendation to provide clear, accessible and concise best practice guidelines in enabling efficient clearance facilitation measures for humanitarian readiness and response. It will present the legislative frameworks but also describe what leadership in this field looks like. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Ms. Virginie Bohl.

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