UNUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UN/CEFACT
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

Conclusions

 

  Background information submitted by countries in transition (CIS)