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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

9 December 2019: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2019-2 UN/LOCODE directory.

9 December 2019: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Transfer of MLETR-compliant titles.” This project aims to provide the technical specifications necessary for the transfer(s) of title as it relates to negotiable financial instruments (e.g. Bill of Lading) and which are intended to be in compliance to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR). This project will develop a white paper on the subject and a technical reference implementation. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Ren Yuh Kay.

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.

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.

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