UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business


Presentation made during the
UN/CEFACT Technical Briefing in Geneva, Switzerland
8 December 2010


10:00 – 10:20  Opening and Introduction to Workshop
Opening and Introduction
Ms Virginia Cram Martos, Director, UNECE Trade and Timber Division
10:20 – 11:30  UNECE Recommendations, Standards and Tools for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
Economic benefits of trade facilitation
Serguei Kouzmine, UNECE
Documentary Standards for Cross Border Trade - UN Layout Key, UN Trade Data Element Directory (UN/TDED)
Markus Pikart, UNECE
eBusiness Standards  - UN/CEFACT Core Components Library (CCL), use and development; UN/EDIFACT and its role today; linkages to ISO
Mary Kay Blantz, UN/CEFACT

11:30-11:50    Questions and Answers

11:50– 12:10   Single Window
Single Window – concept, approaches and standards
Tom Butterly, Chief, Global Trade Solutions Section, UNECE
12:10 – 12:30  Capacity Building and Implementation Support
Capacity Building Programme and Tools
Markus Pikart, UNECE
  Inter Agency Cooperation, Joint UN Regional Commission approach and link to WTO
Tom Butterly, UNECE

12:30 - 12:50    Questions and Answers


12:50 – 13:00  Summary and Conclusions



  Background information submitted by countries in transition (CIS)