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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


Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies

In focus

Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business Resources for COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has evolved from a health crisis into an economic crisis causing major disruption in global trade. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its subsidiary inter-governmental body - UN/CEFACT have a number of tools and resources that can be used to address the immediate and long term challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate global trade. The aim of this website is to provide a non-exhaustive list of such resources on trade facilitation and digitalization.

Highlights

6 November 2020: The Core Component Library (CCL) D20B and XML Schema D20B have been validated by the Validation Focal Point and published in the UN/CEFACT website.

4 November 2020: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public reviews until 3 January 2021 of the BRS High Level Process and Data Model and BRS Transparency and Traceability Process and CCBDA Data Model, developed under the project “Enhancing Transparency and Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains in Garment and Footwear”. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

2 November 2020: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public review until 2 January 2021 concerning the Pandemic Crisis Trade-Related Response Project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

20 October 2020: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public review until 20 December 2020 of the Policy Recommendation, developed under the project “Enhancing Transparency and Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains in Garment and Footwear”. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

24 September 2020: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the “Automotive project”. This project will extend the SCRDM Scheduling and Delivery Business Requirements and Data Models to accommodate the business requirements of the global automotive industry. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Rob Exell