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Workshop on how UN/CEFACT deliverables can support the establishment and maintenance of single windows

Workshop on how UN/CEFACT deliverables can support the establishment and maintenance of single windows

07 September 2016
Palais des Congrès Marrakesh Morocco

On 7 September 2016 in Marrakesh, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) is hosting an event on how African countries can implement Single Windows to reduce the cost of international trade and improve competitiveness.

UN/CEFACT experts on Single Window will present the existing and upcoming deliverables that are available to countries wishing to establish a Single Window. Experts will also provide context on how UN/CEFACT recommendations and standards can help implement e-business solutions.

This is a side event in the margins of the International Single Window Conference (co-hosted by Alliance Africaine pour le commerce éléctronique and PORTNET) which will take place in Marrakesh from 5-7 September 2016.

UNECE Recommendations and Standards for Single Windows
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), through UN/CEFACT, produces recommendations and standards aimed at simplifying trade procedures. There are currently three UNECE recommendations which are directly aimed at assisting with the establishment of Single Window

A new recommendation on Single Window interoperability (Recommendation 36) is currently being finalized and a White Paper aimed at clarifying vocabulary related to Single Windows is being developed. A further project has also recently been launched to develop a Recommendation on Core Principles for the Operation of Single Windows.

UNECE also provides guidance on how a single window should operate, for example through business requirement specifications for the international forwarding and transport of goods and through standards related to the exchange of electronic data (such as EDIFACT and XML).

Objective and Target Audience
The event is aimed at government officials from border agencies as well as traders, port operators and providers of logistics services and solutions technologies.

     Virginia Cram-Martos
Keynote Speaker:
    Andrea Fehr Hampton
    Ibrahima Diagne
    Jalal Benhayoun
    Mario Apostolov

All presentations made during the meeting can be accessed and downloaded from the following URLs: