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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

12 January 2015: The UN/CEFACT Schema library version D.14B has been approved and is now available along with the validation report and release notes.

30 December 2014: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2014-2 UN/LOCODE directory.

29 December 2014: UN/CEFACT BPS Validation Team has approved the Recommendation 20 Revision 10 (Annexes I-III) for publication.

16 December 2014: UN/CEFACT BPS Validation Team has approved the Core Component Library D.14B for publication.

UN/CEFACT Agriculture Domain is pleased to request the public review for the BRS of Animal traceability data exchange Project, that describes traceability processes for live animals, groups of animals and fish during transport within a country or across borders.

The review period is 60 days from the public review start date of the document (until February 14th, 2015).

Commments should be submitted to the Project Leader, Bruno Prépin, via the Public Review page.

4 December 2014: The UN/EDIFACT directory version D.14B has been approved by BPS Validation Team and is now available on the UN/EDIFACT website. The files can be downloaded from UN/EDIFACT Directory.

27 November 2014: Call for Participation on Project "Integrating Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance into Trade Facilitation". Following approval of the project on "Integrating Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance into Trade Facilitation" this is to announce a call for participation. The purpose of this project is to recommend that current frameworks and practices related to trade facilitation explicitly integrate and include trade finance and supply chain finance. To register interest in participating or for more information please contacts Mr. Harm-Jan van Burg (h.j.m.burg (at) minfin.nl).

6 November 2014: 24th Forum in New Delhi: enhancing trust in paperless trade.


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