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UN/CEFACT

Introduction

The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is a subsidiary, intergovernmental body of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) which serves as a focal point within the United Nations Economic and Social Council for trade facilitation recommendations and electronic business standards. It has global membership and its members are experts from intergovernmental organizations, individual countries' authorities and also from the business community.

Key areas of work


Recommendations


Standards


Projects


Public Reviews


UN/LOCODE
Advisory
Group


Sustainable
Fisheries

In focus

Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business Resources for COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has evolved from a health crisis into an economic crisis causing major disruption in global trade. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its subsidiary inter-governmental body - UN/CEFACT have a number of tools and resources that can be used to address the immediate and long term challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate global trade. The aim of this website is to provide a non-exhaustive list of such resources on trade facilitation and digitalization.

Highlights

20 October 2020: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public review until 20 December 2020 concerning the Enhancing Transparency and Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains in Garment and Footwear Project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

24 September 2020: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the “Automotive project”. This project will extend the SCRDM Scheduling and Delivery Business Requirements and Data Models to accommodate the business requirements of the global automotive industry. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Rob Exell

7 September 2020: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of the new DMRs for UN/LOCODE release 2020-2 is 30 September 2020.

2 September 2020: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project eNegotiation. The negotiation process is entering a digital transformation and starting to use artificial intelligence and robot process automation. This will require clear semantic standards throughout the process which will be proposed by this project. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Hisanao Sugamata.

11 August 2020: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public review until 11 October 2020 concerning the Electronic Application Error and Acknowledgment Project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.