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About CEFACT

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

18 April 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the new project entitled "IMO FAL Electronic Compendium Mapping" Project.  The current project aims to create the mappings and updated guides to satisfy the request to complete the UN/CEFACT annexe to the IMO FAL Compendium. If you are interested in joining this project, please contact the project lead, Mr. Nico De CauwerRead more....

5 April 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Revision of Recommendation 16 - UN/LOCODE. This cornerstone recommendation has helped many industries to facilitate international trade and transport, as well as extended to other areas, such as maritime safety and environmental protection. The current recommendation was issued as the third edition in 1998, which applies for the scenario of several decades ago, but not for today's business needs.  Therefore, the recommendation does require updating to today's context and addressing new business needs. The project team will meet during the UN/CEFACT Forum on Friday 27 April 2018. If you would like more information, please read and be aware of Project Leader's email and contact with Muhammet Alper Keçeli

5 April 2018: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of UN/LOCODE requests for release 2018-1 is the 15 April 2018. For more information please see the UN/LOCODE webpage.

9 March 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Revision of Recommendation 33 - Single Window". This cornerstone recommendation has helped many economies approach Single Window implementation as well as providing the basis for many other organizations' understanding of Single Window. The base principles have stood the test of time, but the text does require updating to today's context and removing some outdated examples. The project team will meet during the UN/CEFACT Forum on Tuesday 24 April. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Mats Wicktor.

6 March 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to announce the opening of the 60-days Public review of the Multi Modal Transport Reference Data Model (MMT RDM). All eventual comments can be addressed using the prescribed template by 05 May 2018.

2 March 2018: UN/CEFACT is please to launch a call for participation for the new project entitled "Waste management and Waste Analysis" Project. Waste management is essential to protecting human health and the environment. This project aims to create standardized electronic formats for the exchange of messages related to waste management and waste analysis. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: .Norbert Pfaffinger.

2 March 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the new project entitled "Buy-Ship-Pay Reference Data Model" Project This complete and focused subset of the UN Core Component Library aims cover the needs of the entire buy-ship-pay model and to enable a better coordination and harmonization between the International Supply Chain RDM related initiatives and the Multi-Modal Transport RDM. If you are interested in joining this project, please contact the project lead, Mr. Zisis Palaskas 

2 March 2018: UN/CEFACT is please to announce the publication of its electronic Road Consignment Note (eCMR) standard . This standard provides a free, open specification that will help parties to implement the UNECE Additional Protocol to the CMR Convention concerning the eCMR. For more information, please see the press release

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