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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 January 2017: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation in the new project entitled "Extension of Cross Industry Cataloguing, Quotation, Ordering, Delivering and Remittance Advice 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 Supply Chain Reference Data Model,  SCRDM, and Core Component Business Document Assembly (CCBDA).To register interest in participating or for more information please contact Mr. Rolf Wessel. The development of this Project can be followed on the UN/CEFACT Collaboration Environment Project Page.

3 January 2017: UN/CEFACT reminds that the cut-off date for submission of new DMRs for UN/CCL D.17A and EDIFACT D.17A is the 30 January 2017

28 December 2016: Following the intersessional approval period that ended on 25 December 2016, Recommendation No. 41 on Public-Private Partnerships in Trade Facilitation  has been approved.

22 December 2016: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2016-2 UN/LOCODE directory

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Other events

TFIG Training Workshop, 19 - 23 September 2016, Accra, Ghana

Workshop on People First Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), 23 September 2016. Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop on establishing an Albanian Single Window, 13 - 17 June 2016, Tirana, Albania

Delivering on the Trade Facilitation Agreement, 14 December 2015, Nairobi City, Kenya

Single Window Workshop 23 October 2015, Shanghai, China