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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

Highlights

28 November 2019: The UN/EDIFACT directory version D.19B has been validated by the Validation Focal Point and officially published. It is now available for browsing in the UN/EDIFACT section of the UN/CEFACT website and can be downloaded from the UN/EDIFACT Directories.

The Core Component Library (CCL) D19B and XML Schema D19B have been validated by the Validation Focal Point and officially published. They are now available on the UN/CEFACT website.

21 December 2018: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2018-2 UN/LOCODE directory.

12 November 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project Cross Border Management Reference Data Model (CBM-RDM). This project shall aim to link trader information to regulatory requirements, providing seamless semantic connections for electronic data exchange. This builds upon the existing reference data models for Supply Chain and for Multi-Modal Transport and will consider all regulatory data which is publicly available. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Zissis Palaskas.

1 November 2019: This is to announce a 60-day Public Review concerning the Revision of Recommendation 5 – Abbreviations of INCOTERMS. If you would like to submit comments, please use the appropriate template provided on the Public Review page and send to the Project Leader, Tomas Malik before 31 December 2019.

24 October 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Digital ID for Trade Facilitation.” This project aims, within the context of UN/CEFACT’s mandate to create a whitepaper that focuses on studying existing digital ID systems and presenting best practices for existing systems that can act as a guide for future implementation. This will include examining how Digital ID systems could be used to facilitate trade and related processes as well as how existing UN/CEFACT deliverables could be used by Digital ID systems. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Mr. Vijay Kumar

4 October 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Experience Programs Technical Artefacts". As outlined in the UN/CEFACT Green Paper on the subject, experience programs are offered increasingly around the world. This project will identify and define the data which can be exchanged to support this emerging trend. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Mr. Sachin Mehta.

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