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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

18 September 2017: UN/CEFACT is please to announce the launch of a project on Canonical Models within the Harmonization Programme Development Area. This technical assessment of UN/CEFACT deliverables will check against the use of the UMM and the CCTS as well as address a global move towards event driven architecture. The deliverables will be internal documents to outline the way forward on this subject. The first official meetings will take place during the UN/CEFACT Forum in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, 3 October. If you are interested in joining this project, please contact the project lead, Tat Tsen Jonathon Koh.

28 July 2017: The UN/CEFACT Buy/Pay PDA is pleased to announce the opening of the Public Review period for the Extension of Cross Industry Technical Artefacts Project. The purpose of this project is to develop the technical artefacts needed to allow users to implement the business messages for cataloguing, quotation, ordering, delivering and remittance advice based on the SCRDM and Core Component Business Document Assembly (CCBDA). The UN/CEFACT Supply Chain Reference Data Model (SCRDM) is a standardized and harmonized semantic framework fully compliant with the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library. The SCRDM focusses on interoperability, re-use of supply chain core components (globally standardized semantics), and will speed-up and ease implementation.
It builds the foundation for deriving syntax-neutral CCBDA compliant semantic business models.
The five RSM for public review are available on CUE. Any comments should be submitted to the Project Lead Rolf Wessel using the Public Review Comment Template provided on CUE until 28 September 2017.

27 July 2017: The UN/CEFACT Bureau is happy to announce a call for candidatures for Domain Coordinators for the following groups: the TFIG Focal Point, the WTO-TFA Focal Point, the Cross-Border Management Domain, the e-Government Domain, the Specifications Domain, the Harmonization Focal Point, the Communication Team Focal Point, the BRS-RSM Harmonization Focal Point.
Domain Coordinators are nominated by the Bureau for a period of two years, renewable. The Terms of Reference of Domains and Domain Coordinators are available.
If you are interested in proposing your candidature, please see the documents linked. Deadline for submissions are 8 September 2017.

13 July 2017: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 11 September 2017 concerning the Cross Industry Scheduling Supply Chain Project. All eventual comments can be addressed using the prescribed template to Hisanao Sugamata.

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