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38th UN/CEFACT Forum

16 May (10:00) - 20 May (18:00) 2022
Virtual meeting Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland


The 38th United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) Forum will bring together experts from the public and private sectors globally to discuss trade facilitation recommendations and e-business standards. The 38th Forum will take place virtually from 16 to 20 May 2022.

The forum is filled with interesting roundtables, panel discussions, and webinars. In addition, participants are invited to join the “lunch & learn” sessions. The 19 interactive Forum sessions will cover the work of UN/CEFACT across different domains and focus on the following topics:

  • Private Sector Participation in National Trade Facilitation Bodies
  • Single Window Assessment Methodology
  • Cross-border Trade in Agricultural Goods
  • Open Banking and Open Finance: Backing Trade Worldwide
  • UN/CEFACT Global Semantic Standards
  • Sustainable Tourism and SDGs
  • Efficient Supply Chain Management
  • Electronic Data Interchange to Application Programming Interface
  • Future of Currency
  • Business Process Analysis of Export of Pharmaceuticals from Georgia

Join us as we create simple, transparent, and effective processes for global business!

Pre-forum domain working meetings

Some domains of the UN/CEFACT will meet prior to the Forum to progress on their work. All meeting times are in CEST (Geneva time).

Domain meeting:

Time and Date

Contact person

Link to join

♦Trade Procedures Facilitation domain

3 May 14:30

Birgit Viohl

Zoom, Passcode: 143684

♦Specification domain

13 May 10:00

Hisanao Sugamata



10 May 13:00

Gait Boxman / Kevin Bishop


♦Travel and Tourism meetings      
  • Experience programs technical artefacts project finalization

10 May 12:30

Sachin Mehta


  • Sustainable tourism business standards project discussion
11 May 12:30 Tunghua Tai Webex
  • New project proposals
12 May 12:30 Sachin Mehta Webex