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NEWS ARCHIVES
 

2010

 

24 June: Registration for the UN/CEFACT Geneva Forum is now open and can be accessed at http://www.globaltestmarket.com/survey/s.phtml?sn=166565&lang=E&secid=d4b45c

 

21 June: UN/CEFACT has approved the Core Component Library D.09B.1 for publication. It can be downloaded from http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/unccl/CCL_index.htm. Any comments on the above should be sent to ICG Chair Michael Conroy.

 

21 June: TBG has approved the TBG12 BRS "Accounting Journal List" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until July 21, 2010. Comments should be sent to Michel Lesourd.

 

7 June: TBG has approved UN/CEFACT Digital Evidence Certification Recommendation for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until July 8, 2010. Comments should be sent to the Project Leader François Devoret.

 

19 May: ICG has approved revision 7 of the code lists for UNECE Recommendation 23 (Freight Cost Code).

 

12 May: PLEASE NOTE: Omissions and a minor correction in CCL09B have been identified and require release of CCL09B.1 as soon as possible. Full details and a proposed timeline for a corrected library will be available shortly.

 

19 April: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Cross Industry Quotation" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until May 20, 2010. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

16 April: The Forum Management Group has decided to cancel the scheduled 16th session of the UN/CEFACT Forum at the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand, from 26 to 30 April 2010

 

10 March: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Cross Industry Remittance Advice" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until April 15, 2010. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

2 March: TMG has approved publication of the UML profile for UN/CEFACT's Modeling Methodology (UMM) foundation module and base module for second round implementation verification (Open Development Process, Step 6, second iteration). This version incorporates all comments adjudicated during the first implementation verification period. New comments should be sent to the project leader Christian Huemer. The first review of comments will take place during the UN/CEFACT Forum meeting 26 - 30 April 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

19 February : TBG has approved the TBG18 BRS "Electronic Data Exchange Proxy" for publication (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 7). It can be downloaded from BRS page.

 

9 February : UN/CEFACT has approved the Core Component Library D.09B for publication. It can be downloaded from http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/unccl/CCL_index.htm. Any comments on the above should be sent to ICG Chair Michael Conroy.

 

8 February : UNECE has released the 2009-2 UN/LOCODE directory.

 

5 February : TMG has approved the UML profile for Core Components (UPCC) - for public review (Open Development Process, Step 5) until 26 April 2010. Comments should be sent to the project leader Philipp Liegl. The first review of comments will take place during the UN/CEFACT Forum meeting 26 - 30 April 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

27 January: UN/CEFACT is currently undertaking three gap analysis projects to determine: the current needs of stakeholders for open international standards for electronic international trade data messages and which standards stakeholders would like UN/CEFACT to deliver as priorities; an assessment of the knowledge that stakeholders have regarding the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library (CCL), which contains the data elements needed to complete messages, and the usability or otherwise of the CCL; the technical specifications that underpin message assembly and assure that messages can be interpreted by different systems.
UN/CEFACT intends to prepare a report on its findings by the end of February 2010. Stakeholders are invited to provide their views on the above topics through the dedicated questionnaire prepared by UN/CEFACT. For more information please refer to >..>..>..>..>

 

25 January: UN/CEFACT has approved UN/EDIFACT Directory D.09B for
publication. It can be downloaded from http://www.unece.org/trade/untdid/down_index.htm. Any comments on the above should be sent to M. Conroy (michael.conroy@wanadoo.fr)

 

8 January: UN/CEFACT has approved publication of UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules V3.0 of 17 December 2009. This specification enables the XML syntax binding of CCTS Version 3.0 and Data Type Catalogue Version 3.0 artefacts and is available at: http://www.unece.org/cefact/xml/UNCEFACT+XML+NDR+V3p0.pdf

 

2009

 

17 December: UN/CEFACT has approved version 3.0 of the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) and version 3.0 of the Core Components Data Type Catalogue, following their approval by the TMG and ATG respectively on 27 October 2009 (see relevant announcements on this web page). For further information, see the UNECE Press Release of 17 December 2009.

 

27 October: TBG has approved the Cross Industry Invoice V2.0 for publication (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 7).

 

27 October: ATG has approved the UN/CEFACT Core Components Data Type Catalogue Version 3.0 and it is now available for download.

 

27 October: TMG has approved the Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) Version 3.0 and it is now available for download.

 

8 November: Despite of several rounds of quality checks carried out by TBG4, ATG and ICG with the help of special software and also through manual desk-checks, the following errors still found their way into the D.09A directory publication of GOVCBR. These identified errors can be corrected as follows:
(i) Trigger segments (MEA) at 4310, 7630 and 9470 lines can only be repeated once.
(ii) DTM to be added in line 6350 into SG152 as well as SG153; and COM segment to be added into SG29, SG60 and SG228.
In the D09A publications these segments are hanging without any relation to their respective parent segment groups. These problems will be definitively resolved in the D.09B publication of the UN/EDIFACT directories.

 

29 June: TBG has approved the TBG12 Business Requirements Specification (BRS) "Chart of Accounts" for publication (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 7). The BRS "Chart of Accounts" can be downloaded from http://www.unece.org/cefact/brs/brs_index.htm.

 

22 October: The UN/CEFACT D.09A UN/EDIFACT Library has now been approved for publication by the ICG. ATTENTION: This new release has introduced a message that required a modification to the “UN/CEFACT RULES FOR PRESENTATION OF STANDARDIZED MESSAGE AND DIRECTORIES DOCUMENTATION”, R1023, to enable its publication. The modification concerns the size of the number of characters needed for section 4.3.1, the segment table. This has now been increased from its initial size of 70 characters to 75 characters. The change may cause problems with programs that extract the information from the message directory (EDMD). R1023 can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.unece.org/cefact/cf_plenary/plenary09/Misc_01.pdf. This document has also been incorporated in the library download package for this release

 

21 October: Press release - UN/CEFACT has just approved the Cross Industry Invoice (CII) Version 2.0

 

15 October: ICG has approved XML Schema directory D.09A and it is now available for download.

 

15 October: TBG has approved the TBG12 BRS "Accounting Message for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until Nov 15, 2009. Comments should be sent to Michel Lesourd.

 

23 September: UNECE has released the 2009-1 UN/LOCODE directory.

 

18 September: TBG has approved the TBG18 “Electronic Data Exchange Proxy” for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until 18 October, 2009. Comments should be sent to pbrepin@predell.com.

 

10 August: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Accounting Ledger" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until September 18, 2009. Comments should be sent to mlesourd@edificas.org.

 

7 August: ATG has approved publication of UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules V3.0 ODP6 Second Iteration for second round implementation verification (ODP6). This version incorporates all comments adjudicated during the first Implementation verification period. New comments should be sent to the project leader Mark Crawford and editor Michael.Rowell@oracle.com. The first review of comments will take place on 28 September 2009 during the UN/CEFACT Forum meeting in Sapporo, Japan

 

4 August: ATG has approved UN/CEFACT Core Components Data Type Catalogue V3.0 for implementation verification (ODP6). Comments should be sent to Serge Cayron and Mark Crawford. The first review of comments will take place on 28 September 2009 during the UN/CEFACT Forum meeting in Sapporo, Japan.

 

17 July: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Despatch and Receive" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until August 28, 2009. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

17 July: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Cross Industry Invoice V2.0" (Specification_BRS Cross Industry Invoicing Process 2_00_05.doc ) for a second iteration of public review with updates from the first round, including comments from EEI, (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until August 28, 2009. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

17 July: TBG has approved the TBG1 BRS "Cross Industry Ordering” for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until August 28, 2009. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

17 July: TBG has approved the TBG19 BRS "Transfer of digital records" for publication (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 7). The TBG12 BRS "Transfer of digital records" can be downloaded from: http://www1.unece.org/cefact/platform/display/TBG/eArchiving+project

 

14 July: The UN/CEFACT Core Component Library (CCL) version D.09A can be downloaded from http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/unccl/CCL_index.htm

19 June : ATG has approved the CCTS Data Type Catalogue Version 3p0 for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5 Review 2) until 1 July 2009. Comments should be sent to the Project Leader and Project Editor.

 

18 June: Press release - New UN/EDIFACT message facilitates Single Window developments.

 

2 June: ICG has approved revision 6 of the code lists for UNECE Recommendation 20 (Codes for Units of Measure used in International Trade).

 

11 May: ICG has approved revision 7 of the code lists for UNECE Recommendation 21 (Codes for package type names) and revision 5 of the code list for UNECE Recommendation 24 (Trade and transport status codes).

 

16 April: ATG has approved the CCTS Data Type Catalogue Version 3p0 for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until 14 May 2009. Comments should be sent to the Project Leader and Project Editor.

 

14 April: ICG has approved draft revision 6 of Recommendation 20 (Codes for Units of Measure) for public review (ODP5) until 15 May 2009. Comments should be sent to David Dobbing

 

1 April: TBG has approved BRS "Cross Industry Catalogue" for public review (Open Development Process (ODP) Step 5) until 7 May 2009. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen, Chair of TBG1 (Supply Chain)

 

31 March: ICG has approved draft revision 5 of Recommendation 24 (Trade and transport status codes) for public review (ODP5) until 17 April 2009. Comments should be sent to David Dobbing

 

27 March: The UN/CEFACT Core Component Library version 08B is now available

 

23 March: The TBG18 BRS "Cattle registration and movement data exchange and animal passport” is out for public review by May 6, 2009. Comments should be sent to Bruno Prépin, Chair of TBG18 (Agriculture)

 

13 March: UN/CEFACT has approved the UN/EDIFACT Directory D.08B for publication. Any comments on the above should be sent to michael.conroy@wanadoo.fr

 

4 March: TMG has approved UMM foundation module 2.0 and the UMM base module 2.0 for implementation verification (ODP step 6) until 17 April 2009. Comments should be sent to the TMG Chair, Christian Huemer.

 

4 March: TBG has approved Recommendation 35 for public review (ODP5) until the Forum in Rome 20 - 24 April 2009. Comments should be sent to the Chair of TBG15, Gordon Cragge.

 

4 March: TBG has approved Recommendation 34 for public review (ODP5) until the Forum in Rome 20 - 24 April. Comments should be sent to the Chair of TBG15, Gordon Cragge

 

4 March: TBG has approved Recommendation 6 for public review (ODP5) until the Forum in Rom 20 - 24 April. Comments should be sent to the Chair of TBG15, Gordon Cragge.

 

4 March: ATG has approved the UN/CEFACT XML NDR Version 3.0 for implementation verification (ODP6) until the Form in Rome on 20 - 24 April 2009. Comments should be sent to the Chair of the ATG, Mark Crawford.

 

3 March: ICG has approved draft revision 7 of Recommendation 21 (Package type codes) for for public review (ODP5) until 17 April 2009. Comments should be sent to David Dobbing

 

23 February: Press release - Increased consumer protection and security provided by new international standards for e-Business

 

3 February: XML Schema directory D.08A has been approved and is now available for download. This release incorporates three new message types: Export Certification (eCert), Data Crop Sheet (eDAPLOS) and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

 

27 January: The joint TBG18/TBG12 BRS on "Financial Reporting” is out for public review by March 27, 2009. Comments should be sent to Bruno Prépin, Chair of TBG18 (Agriculture). .

 

15 January: The report of the 14th session of UN/CEFACT has now been approved and the secretariat has submitted it for the third session of the UNECE Committee on Trade.

 

2 January: ATG has approved the XML Naming and Design Rules Technical Specification for second public review period which will end on 21 January 2009

 

2 January: TMG has approved the Core Component Technical Specification CCTS 3.0 Second Iteration Open Development Process 6 (ODP 6) for public implementation verification.

 

2 January : TBG1 has now released the Cross Industry Scheduling Process Business Requirements Specification for public review under ODP5. The BRS aims at standardizing the business processes, the business transactions and the information entities of the exchange of data used by industries in the scheduling processes of supply chain,and is out for public review until 15 February 2009. Comments should be sent to Coen Janssen.

 

2008

 

18 December : The TBG12 BRS "Accounting Chart of Accounts“ is out for public review until 15 Feb 2009. Comments should be sent to the TBG12 Chair r.lemense@belgacom.net

 

18 December : The TBG1 BRS “Cross Industry Scheduling” is out for public review until 15 Feb 2009. Comments should be sent to the TBG1 Chair coen.janssen@gs1.nl

 

17 December : 14th UN/CEFACT Forum will be held from 20 to 24 April 2009 in Rome, Italy.

 

15 December : The draft report of the 14th session of UN/CEFACT for intersessional approval until 12 January 2009.

14 October : UMM foundation module 2.0 and the UMM base module 2.0 are in ODP step 5 “Public Review”. The second review cycle of ODP 5 is open until 10 November 2008. Please send your comments to the Project Lead Christian Huemer.

 

16 September: XML Schema directory D.07B has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be accessed on the UNECE Web Server. The maintenance is now finalized.

 

12 September : The audited Requirements Specification Mapping (RSM) documents for the eCert (Export Certification - Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Certificate) and the eDAPLOS (Crop Data Sheet process) are available for download.

 

20 August : UN/CEFACT published the UN/CEFACT Business Requirements Specification (BRS) for the "Buy-Ship-Pay" model for International Trade in 2007. The TBG has now finalised in accordance with the ODP a data model based on the standard UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and have updated the original BRS accordingly. >.>.>.>.

 

20 August : ATG is pleased to announce that the XML Naming and Design Rules version 3.0 is now at ODP5 - public review. Public review period will run from now until 20 September 2008. Comments should be sent to michael.rowell@oracle.com and mark.crawford@sap.com.

 

20 August : UMM foundation module 2.0 and the UMM base module 2.0 are in ODP step 5 “Public Review”. The first review cycle of ODP 5 is open until 7 September 2008. Please send your comments to the Project Lead Christian Huemer.  

 

20 August: The TMG Core Component v3.0 project has issued an Implementation Draft and welcomes implementation verification

 

18 August : ICG has released the Core Component Library version 08A

 

14 August : XML Schema directory D.07B has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be accessed on the UNECE Web Server

28 July : TBG2 has published the UNeDocs Data Model ODP Step 6 Implementation Verification Disposition Log on the TBG2 website

 

9 July : 13th UN/CEFACT Forum will take place in Saly, Senegal from 10 to 14 November 2008

 

7 July : UN/EDIFACT directory (D.08A) has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be downloaded from the UNECE Web Server

 

17 June : Public Review of Recommendation 34 – Data Simplification and Standardization for International Trade for 60 days  

 

17 June : Public review of Recommendation 6 – UN Aligned Invoice Layout Key Annex to accommodate e-Invoicing for 90 days  

 

4 June : Press Release - International Standards to progress Paperless Trading in Asia-Pacific

 

2 June : ICG has released revision 5 of Recommendation 20

 

19 May : ICG has released revision 6 of Recommendation 21

 

28 April : Global Standards advance at Mexico City Forum.

 

8 April : TBG2 announces that the UNeDocs Project Page has been updated to provide dates and latest information for submitters of ODP Step 6 Implementation Verification comments on the UNeDocs Data Model v2.02

 

25 March: TMG has released final specification (version 1.0) of UML Profile for Core Components

 

25 March: ICG has audited and released the D.07A XML Schema Directory

 

25 March : Task Team Report on Intellectual Property Rights and Related Issues now available

 

20 March : 2007 UN/LOCODE directory is now available.

 

5 March : ICG has released draft revision 5 of Recommendation 20 for public review until 2 May 2008.

 

25 February : ICG has released revision 6 of Recommendation 23

 

25 February : ICG has released draft revision 6 of Recommendation 21 for public review until 4 April.

 

2007

 

21 December : ICG announces that the Core Component Library version 07B has been released and is available for download.

 

17 December : Corrigendum to the Core Component Technical Specification 2.01 was approved by the Extended Bureau of UN/CEFACT in February 2007.

 

21 November : UN/EDIFACT directory (D.07B) has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be downloaded from the UNECE Web Server.

 

7 November : Revision 5 of Recommendation 23 has now been approved.

 

29 October : Moving closer to achieving paperless trade. United Nations trade facilitation Forum, Stockholm, 24-28 September 2007

 

29 October : Fifty years of trade facilitation - twenty years of electronic business standards

 

29 October : During the UN/CEFACT Forum in Stockholm, a special session on Intellectual Property Rights issues was held. This press release provides an overview of that session.

 

24 October : The report of the 13th session of UN/CEFACT has now been approved

 

25 September: ICG announces that the Core Component Library version 07A has been audited and is available for download.

 

16 August: ICG announces the release of Rec. 23 Rev.5 - Freight Cost Codes for public review until 21 September 2007. Comments should be sent to ddobbing@attglobal.net

 

10 August: New issue of the UN/CEFACT Update Report

 

6 August: After public review of the UNeDocs data model, workbase version 2.02 is now ready for Implementation Verification under Step 6 of the Open Development Process. Interested parties are invited to implement and verify the workbase and encouraged to submit proposed implementation verification projects for registration to the TBG2 Chair.

 

31 July: The public review of UPCC Version 1.0 has been completed. Iimplementation verifications phase (Step 6 of ODP) is being initiated. Comments are requested until 31August 2007

 

29 June: The D.07A UN/EDIFACT directory has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be downloaded from the UNECE Web Server

 

25 June: ICG has approved revision 4 of Recommendation 23 - Freight Cost Codes following its two months public review cycle

 

9 May: UN/CEFACT TMG announces that CCTS version 3 is for public review under the Open Development Process Step 5  Cut off date for comments: 10 June 2007. Comments to be sent to gunther.stuhec@sap.com

 

1 May: Press release - UN/CEFACT Forum held in Dublin, Ireland 

 

30 April: 2006-2 UN/LOCODE directory is now available.

 

4 April: Rec. 23, Rec. 24 and Rec. 28 with Code Lists were approved by the ICG at the 10th UN/CEFACT Forum in Dublin, Ireland

 

3 April: Press release - UN/CEFACT releases International e-Invoice (XML Schema)

 

3 April: Crop Data Sheet Process BRS is now open for public review as step 5 of ODP

 

3 April: Cross-border Supply Chain BRS is now open for public review as step 5 of ODP

 

2 April: UN/CEFACT TBG2 Working Group approved the UNeDocs Data Model 2.0 and submits the Data Model for public review as of ODP step 5.

 

12 March: Core Component Library version 06B has been audited and is available for download.

 

12 March: The draft revision of UN/CEFACT Recommendation No. 11, is now open for public review

 

22 January: 11th UN/CEFACT Forum will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 24 to 28 September 2007

 

17 January: Fourth issue of the UN/CEFACT Quarterly Report.

 

2006

12 December:The D.06B UN/EDIFACT directory has been audited and is now available on the Internet. The directory can be downloaded from the UNECE Web Server

5 December: ICG announces the release of Rec. 23 Rev.3 - Freight Cost Codes, Rec. 24 Rev.4 - Trade & transport status codes and Rec. 28 Rev.2 - Codes for types of means of transport for public review until 9 February 2007. Comments should be sent to Mr. David Dobbing

8 November: Recommendations from the UNeDocs Workshop and the 9th UN/CEFACT Forum New Delhi, 2-6 October 2006

1 November: UML Profile for Core Components (BCSS) has now been released for public review.

17 October: Press release: India to reduce transaction costs for exports/imports significantly by using UN/CEFACT standards

28 September: The D.06A UN/EDIFACT directory now available. The latest version of the UN/EDIFACT directories is now available for download from the UNECE Web Server.

5 September: The report of the 12th UN/CEFACT plenary session that was held in Geneva 22 - 24 May has been approved intersessionally

14 August: The Business Requirements Specification of the Material Safety Data Sheet has been approved intersessionally

7 August: Third issue of the UN/CEFACT Quarterly Report.

28 July 2006: ICG announces the release of the UN/CEFACT Registry Specification Version 1.0 for public review until 20 September. Comments should be sent to michael.conroy@WANADOO.FR

5 July 2006: Draft report of the twelfth UN/CEFACT Plenary session has been submitted for intersessional approval until 4 September by the Heads of Delegation.

16 June 2006: Material Safety Data Sheet Business Requirement Specification for intersessional approval until 11 August 2006. The cover page of this document replaces that on the full document.

9 June 2006: 2006-1 UN/LOCODE directory is now available.

29 May 2006: UN/CEFACT twelfth session (22-24 May 2006), Salle XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

25 April 2006: Core Component Library (UN/CCL) is now available

31 March 2006: Public review of the Unified Modelling Methodology - UMM Foundation Module 1.0, UMM Base Module 1.0

30 March 2006: Rec. 20, Rec. 21 and Rec. 23 with Code Lists were approved by the ICG at the 8th UN/CEFCT Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

21 March: Second issue of the UN/CEFACT Quarterly Report.

7 March: XML Naming and Design Rules (NDR) approved as UN/CEFACT technical specification.

15 February: Core Component Library version 06A has been audited and is available for download.

27 January: First issue of the UN/CEFACT Quarterly Report.

25 January: D.05B UN/EDIFACT directory now available. The latest version of the UN/EDIFACT directories is now available.

 

2005

30 November: Updated UN/CEFACT Recommendations related to Codes for public review.

26 October: Press release: 7th UN/CEFACT Forum reaches a landmark for coherent XML business standards.

12 July: Press release: UN/CEFACT releases roadmap to paperless trade.

7 July: Final version of "Roadmap for Paperless Trade" of the 2005 June Executive forum on trade facilitation is released.

24 June:Decisions made at the 11th UN/CEFACT Plenary held in Geneva on 22 and 23 June 2005

7 May: ICG announces the release of the next draft of the UN/CEFACT Registry Implementation Specification, Version 0, Release 6.

22 April: Turning the page for paper in international trade.

23 March: 6th UN/CEFACT Forum approves five Business Requirements Specifications (BRS)

2 March: ATG announces the Implementation Verification phase of XML Naming and Design Rules Technical Specification

28 February: 2005-1 UN/LOCODE directory is now available.

26 January: 3rd International Forum on Trade Facilitation

26 January: UN/CEFACT puts its weight behind e-invoicing

2004

14 December: 6th UN/CEFACT Forum will be held from 14 to 18 March 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

15 November 2004: TMG launches the development of the next version of the CCTS.

15 November 2004: TMG invitation to participation

01 November: UN calls for e-docs task force.

26 October: 3rd edition of the Codes for Units of Measure.

15 October:  Single Window Recommendation was formally approved.

29 September:  Release of its "UN/CEFACT - UML to UN/EDIFACT Transformation Rules" (U2E).

27 September:5 new TBG Project Proposals.

24 September: United Nations body moves global eBusiness Standards forward - UN/CEFACT set to take new direction.

9 August: Nomination form for the September Forum issued. 6 August: ATG of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) announces the release of its "UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules" (NDR) specification for public review.

27 July:The 2004-2 UN/LOCODE directory now available. The latest version of the UN/LOCODE directories is now available for download from the UNECE Web Server.

27 May: The D.04A UN/EDIFACT directory now available. The latest version of the UN/EDIFACT directories is now available for download from the UNECE Web Server.

26 May: The presentations made during the 10th UN/CEFACT - May 2004.

27 April: The 10th UN/CEFACT Plenary session will be held in Room XI at the Palais des Nations 17 - 19 May 2004.

20 April: The Applied Technologies Group (ATG) of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) announces the release of its UN/CEFACT Standard Business Document Header (SBDH) Technical Specification, Version 1.2.

15 March: UN/CEFACT's Information Content Management Group (ICG) announces the public review of the update of UNECE Recommendation No. 24 (Transport status codes). This revision includes a number of changes to the existing codes. The review period runs until 7 May 2004. 12 March: The 10th UN/CEFACT Plenary session will be organized in Geneva at the Palais des Nations on 17 - 19 May 2004.

18 February:   The release of  2004 - 1 UN/LOCODE directory. The latest version of the UN/LOCODE directories is now available for download from the UNECE Web Server.

29 January: UN/CEFACT Forum Coordination Team organises the fourth UN/CEFACT Forum in Bonn, Germany on 8-12 March 2004

20 January: The D03.B UN/EDIFACT directory now available. The latest version of the UN/EDIFACT directories is now available for download from the UNECE Web Server.

9 January: UN/CEFACT's Applied Technologies Group (ATG) announces the release of its "UN/CEFACT - Standard Business Document Header Technical Specification version 1.0" for Public Review under its Open Development Process. The Technical Specification is available via the ATG Web Site at http://webster.disa.org/cefact-groups/atg/downloads/index.cfm The file name is "Standard Business Document Header TS Version 1.0".