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Within the United Nations framework of the Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) serves as the focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards, covering both commercial and government business processes that can foster growth in international trade and related services.  In this context, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) was established, as a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the UNECE Committee on Trade, mandated to develop a programme of work of global relevance to achieve improved worldwide coordination and cooperation in these areas.

Recent News

02 May 2016: The UN/CEFACT Schema library version D.16A has been approved and is now available along with the validation report and release notes.

02 May 2016: The UN/CEFACT Bureau has approved the publication of the Core Component Library 16A.

08 March 2016: The UN/CEFACT project team behind the "Background Research on Public Procurement Using International Standards" is pleased to announce its approval and wishes to herewith invite interested parties to participate in the project. Read more.

03 March 2016: Call for participation on Project “Verified Gross Mass Exchange UNSM (VERMAS)”. Following approval of the VERMAS UNSM Project Proposal, this is to announce a call for participation. Read more.


Upcoming Events

26 to 30 September 2016

Other events

Delivering on the Trade Facilitation Agreement, 14 December 2015, Nairobi City, Kenya

Single Window Workshop - Shanghai, China, 23 October 2015, Shanghai, China