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40th UN/CEFACT Forum: Cross Border Domain Meeting

40th UN/CEFACT Forum: Cross Border Domain Meeting

Discussion on cross-border multi-modal corridors for regulatory movement of consignment data for trade facilitation

12 May 2023 9:30 - 10:30
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) Cross Border Management Domain (CBM) concentrates on the regulatory electronic data requirements for cross-border movements of trade-related goods. This is a long-standing domain which was formerly called “eCustoms Domain” and has just been revived with new proposals for projects. This builds upon the structures and work items formerly established by group (TMG, ATG, ICG) and its predecessor within the UNECE Working Party 4 which was founded in the 1960s.  

Under the CBM domain, the “Cross-border multimodal digital corridors for regulatory related movement of consignment data and consignment status information for trade facilitation” builds on the existing data pipeline model and the future CBM-RDM model to create a white paper and guidance material for exchange of data through multimodal digital corridors. Draft white paper was circulated to Committee members in September 2022. The member’s comments were collated and included in the white paper before an interim status report was presented at 39th UN/CEFACT Forum. As per the comments received from the committee members, the white paper now incorporates a section on challenges faced by private industry as well as a study of RDMs accepted by UN/CEFACT that can be incorporated in the white paper to provide regulatory guidance.

The goal of the meeting is to present the final version of the paper to members followed by a question-and-answer session with the members to solicit feedback.

  • Introduction
  • Purpose of the White Paper
  • Brief on initial Draft of Paper
  • Feedback received on initial draft
  • Incorporation of feedback into the final paper
  • Walkthrough of the Final Paper
  • Question and Answer session

Moderator: Charles H.W. Edwards

  • Digital Corridors  PPT