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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

20 July 2018: UN/CEFACT is pleased to announce a 60-day public review of the Sustainable Procurement Recommendation. If you would like to submit comments, please use the appropriate template provided on the Public Review page and send to the Project Lead on or before 20 September 2018.

12 July 2018: Registration to Hangzhou Forum is now open.

5 July 2018: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of new DMRs for UN/CCL D.18B and UN/EDIFACT D.18B is the 20 August 2018. For more information, please see the UN/EDIFACT DMR webpage.  And that the cut-off date for submissions of UN/LOCODE requests for release 2018-2 is the 30 September 2018. For more information please see the UN/LOCODE webpage.

2 July 2018: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2018-1 UN/LOCODE directory.

22 May 2018: This is to announce a 60-day public review of the Whitepaper on technical applications of Blockchain to UN/CEFACT deliverables. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team. Comment are welcome using the appropriate template on or before 21 July 2018.

22 May 2018: Following a small reorganization of Domains, the UN/CEFACT Bureau is happy to announce a call for additional candidatures for Domain Coordinators for the following groups: the TFIG Focal Point, the WTO-TFA Focal Point, the International Supply Chain Orchestration Focal Point, the Insurance Domain, the Cross-Border Management Domain, Project Review and Support Focal Point, Communication Team Focal Point.
The Bureau nominates domain Coordinators and Focal Points 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. Deadline for submissions is 24 June 2018

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