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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

15 February 2018: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of new DMRs for UN/CCL D.18A and UN/EDIFACT D.18A is the 2 March 2018.

2 January 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to announce the launch of a project on Sustainable Tourism. This project aims to enhance rural tourism as a stand alone activity basing on experience programs for example, which can help to vitalize or revitalize the area. This project shall develop a Green Paper which shall explore how sustainable tourism would function in vitalizing local economies, provide a definition of sustainable tourism, and bring to light some examples of experience programs. If you are interested in joining this project, please contact the project lead, Mr. Sachin A Mehta.

21 December 2017: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2017-2 UN/LOCODE directory

12 December 2017: The Core Component Library (CCL) D17B and XML Schema D17B have been validated by the Validation Focal Point and approved for publication. They are now available on the UN/CEFACT website. 

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