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UN/CEFACT

About CEFACT

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

23 August 2016: Following approval of the Electronic Consignment Note UNSM (e-CMR) Project Proposal in the Ship PDA, this is to announce a call for participation. The scope of the project is to develop an international XML “Electronic Consignment Note” message (e-CMR) foreseen by the additional protocol to the convention on the contract for the international carriage of goods by road (CMR).

Implementation of standardised electronic consignment note for road transport shall harmonise the message exchange between carrier, shipper and receiver of the goods and shall facilitate further interactions with other modes of transport and government control authorities. Relevant experts and interested parties are invited to join the project team, which shall work during the next months, working mainly through conference calls and other electronic means.

For more information, contact the Project Leader: Evgeniya Iafaev.

02 August 2016: The deadline to submitting DMRs for UN/EDIFACT D.16B and CCL D.16B has been reached. Submissions are closed until next publication period. You can follow the development of the new UN/EDIFACT in the CUE Collaborative Environment  UN/EDIFACT D.16B - Publication Cycle.

19 July 2016: Following approval of the Procedures for Reference Data Model & Associated Artefacts Publication Project, this is to announce a call for participation. The scope of the project is to describe the complete process from inception to publication for Reference Data Model development and publication. The project will define how to implement the Open Development Process, ODP, for Reference Data Model artefacts. As a proof of concept a draft of either the current Supply Chain Reference Data Model, SCRDM, or the current Multi Modal Transport  Reference Model, MMT, under development or both will be prepared for publication. This project is closely linked to the projects SCRDM and Prodedure for CCTS 2.01 & CCBDA 1.0 & NDR 2.1 Artefacts Publication. 
Membership is open to UN/CEFACT Experts with broad knowledge in the area of standards production and publication and awareness of implementer’s expectations, the functions of UN/CEFACT, and its groups. The project team will work during the next months until 2017-06-01 mainly through conference calls and other electronic means. For more information, contact the Project Leader: Ulrike Linde.

 

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