Welcome to the UN/CEFACT Forum in Mexico
7-11 April 2008





The United Nations, through its Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), supports activities dedicated to improving the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, from developed, developing and transitional economies, to exchange products and relevant services effectively.

Its principal focus is on facilitating national and international transactions, through the simplification and harmonisation of processes, procedures and information flows, and so contribute to the growth of global commerce.

The development of eBusiness Standards and Trade Facilitation Recommendations is carried out in the UN/CEFACT Forum which is the concurrent meeting of all permanent UN/CEFACT Groups, at one time in the same location, to facilitate close liaison and full interaction as a single working body. The UN/CEFACT Forum is managed by a Forum Management Group (FMG).

More about the UN/CEFACT Forum is available at www.cen.eu/uncefactforum/index.htm and about UN/CEFACT at its official web site www.unece.org/cefact

Reports on UN/CEFACT´s activities from the 13th UN/CEFACT Plenary Meeting (May 2007)

Information Pack for Forum Participants (including IPR Task Force Report) - download ALL documents as .zip
Document Name
Document Symbol
Mandate and Terms of Reference of UN/CEFACT  TRADE/R.650/Rev.4
Open Development Process  TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.1/Rev.2
Rules of Procedure of the Bureau  TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.2
Terms of Reference of Rapporteurs TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.3
Intersessional approval process TRADE/R.650/Rev.4/Add.4
Intellectual Property Rights Policy for UN/CEFACT ECE/TRADE/CEFACT/2006/11
Descriptions of each Permanent Group’s activities
(from 13th UN/CEFACT Plenary, May 2007)
UN/CEFACT Programme of Work for 2008-2009 ECE/TRADE/C/2007/17
Report of the 2007 UN/CEFACT Plenary session ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2007/29
Report on the UNCEFACT Forum activities
(latest report)