The CBRDM is a joint UN/CEFACT – WCO project. The project is currently under preparation. It describes the structure
of the most important information required to exchange goods in
international trade. This reference data model is generic. Countries
will use the reference data model to map their individual data
requirements against the CBRDM and generate subsets bilateral or
multilateral subsets that meet the common information needs.
The CBRDM will integrate relevant international standards and best
practice. In particular it will use UN/CEFACT recommendations for trade
documents, the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and best practice
instruments developed by the WCO such as the revised Kyoto Convention.
The data model will be based on the UNeDocs Workbase 2.0 and the WCO
data model version 2.0.
The meeting will call for participants to join a Stakeholder Group and a
- The Stakeholder Group will be composed of decision makers from the
public and private sector with vested interest in the project. It will
guide the development of the CBRDM, promote the deliverable and to find
resources and funds.
- The Technical Group will be composed of business and technical
experts. It will develop the CBRDM and promote the integration of the
CBRDM into the deliverables of the DMPT and the UN/CEFACT Forum.