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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

Overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUU) are destructive fishing practices that have a negative impact on sustainable fisheries, livelihoods, and world fish stocks. In recent years, IUU fishing has accounted for a staggering 25% of fish of the annual ocean harvest and was valued at up to $23 billion. This value is lost each year to legitimate fishers. In addition to economic damage, such practices threaten local biodiversity and food security in many countries. An essential step for an effective management of fish resources is the timely acquisition of information on vessels, stocks and catches as well as the exchange of such information between stakeholders.

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Highlights

10 December 2018: The Core Component Library (CCL) D18B and XML Schema D18B have been validated by the Validation Focal Point and approved for publication. They are now available on the UN/CEFACT website

10 December 2018: This is to announce a 60-day public review until February 11, 2019 concerning the eQuality Certificate project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

1 November 2018: The UN/EDIFACT directory version D.18B has been validated by the Validation Focal Point and approved for publication. 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.

23 October 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the “Sustainable Textile and Leather Traceability and Transparency Project".  Improving traceability and transparency has become a key priority in the garment and footwear industry, in order to increase its ability to manage its value chains more effectively and sustainably. This project aims to bring together the main actors for the industry, including key players from international organisations, governments, private sector associations, NGOs and Accademia. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Maria-Teresa Pisani.

23 October 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the “e-Quality Certificate Project.”  The objective of this project is to standardize the business processes, the business transactions and the information entities of request, the issuing and the exchange of the electronic quality certificate along the supply chain. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead, Johan den Engelse.

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