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26th Session - UN/CEFACT Plenary

26 November 2020
Hybrid Meeting Geneva Switzerland
26th Session - UN/CEFACT Plenary (Hybrid Meeting)

In line with the special procedures during the COVID-19 situation, the original meeting date for the twenty-sixth session (4-5 May) was postponed and an “Informal Virtual Consultation with members of the UN/CEFACT Plenary” was held on 4 May at the request of the Chair of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). Seven business-critical decisions aimed to maintain the activities of UN/CEFACT were put forward for Silence Procedure decision during the period from 29 May to 8 June 2020. The results are presented as Item 2 of this agenda to be recorded in the report of this official meeting.

Document Title Document Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Item 1 - Adoption of the Agenda      
Agenda ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/1/Rev.2 PDF PDF PDF
Item 2 - Silence procedure decisions of June 2020
Special procedures during the COVID-19 period EXCOM document of 6 April 2020 PDF PDF PDF
Informal virtual consultation with members of the UN/CEFACT Plenary draft agenda ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.11 PDF PDF PDF
Business-critical decisions on UN/CEFACT activities to be taken under special procedures during the COVID-19 period ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.12 PDF PDF PDF
Request to use silence procedure for business-critical work ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.13 PDF PDF PDF
Note from Chair on the Election of UN/CEFACT Bureau Vice Chairs ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.10 PDF PDF PDF
Recommendation N°33: Recommendation and Guidelines on Establishing a Single Window ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/7 PDF PDF PDF
Recommendation N°16: United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Location ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/8 PDF PDF PDF
Recommendation N°5: Abbreviations of INCOTERMS ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/10 PDF PDF PDF
Programme of Work of the Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/18 PDF PDF PDF
Programme of Work of the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) Advisory Group ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/20 PDF PDF PDF
Programme of Work of the Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries 2020-2021 ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/22 PDF PDF PDF
Item 3 - Matters arising since the twenty-fifth session
Matters arising since the twenty-fifth session ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/3 PDF PDF PDF
UNECE Nexus: Sustainable Mobility and Smart Connectivity ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.1 PDF - -
Report from UNECE Regional Advisor ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.2 PDF - -
Item 4 - Bureau overview of developments
Bureau report of developments ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.3 PDF - -
Item 5 - Reports of rapporteurs
Report of Rapporteur for Sub-Saharan Africa ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/4 PDF PDF PDF
Item 6 - Activities of other UNECE bodies and international organizations of interest to UN/CEFACT
This item will be deferred to the next UN/CEFACT Plenary      
Item 7 - Recommendations and standards
a) Standards for noting and for information
UN/EDIFACT Directory (versions D.19A and D. 19B)
UN/LOCODE Directory (versions 2019-1 and 2019-2)
UN/CEFACT Core Component Library (versions D.19A and D.19B)
UN/CEFACT XML Schema Library (versions D.19A and D.19B)
Buy-Ship-Pay Reference Data Model Business Requirement Specification
Cross-Border Delivery Business Requirement Specification
Smart Containers Business Requirement Specification
Purchase Order Financing Business Requirement Specification
Data Pipeline Business Requirement Specification
Annex II of UNECE Recommendation 20 Codes for Units of Measure Used in International Trade
Annex V of UNECE Recommendation 21 Codes for Passengers, Types of Cargo, Packages and Packaging Materials with Complementary Codes for Package Names
b) Other deliverables for noting and for information
Progress on the UN/CEFACT Readiness for Emergency Relief Importation Project ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/9 PDF - -
White Paper on Integrated Services for MSMEs in International Trade (ISMIT) ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/11 PDF PDF PDF
Integrated Services for MSMEs in International Trade (ISMIT) Cases Studies ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.4 PDF - -
White Paper on the Core Principles of the Operation of Systemically Important Single Window ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/12 PDF PDF PDF
White Paper overview of Blockchain in Trade ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2019/9/Rev.1 PDF - -
c) Implementation support material
Executive Guide on Transboundary Movement of Waste ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/13 PDF PDF PDF
Executive Guide on Enhancing Quality of Supply Chain Data ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/14 PDF PDF PDF
Executive Guide on Smart Container ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/15 PDF PDF PDF
Executive Guide on Smart Connectivity ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/16 PDF PDF PDF
d) Support to capacity building and technical cooperation
UNECE Regional Report on Sustainable and Digital Trade Facilitation ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/17 PDF PDF PDF
The National Trade Facilitation Roadmap for Export Enhancement and Diversification of the Republic of Tajikistan, 2019-2024 ECE/TRADE/450 PDF - -
Meeting Report of the 41st Session of the Electronic Business Memorandum of Understanding Management Group meeting of 4 December 2019 ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.5 PDF - -
Report of the Sixth UNECE Single Window Conference ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.6 PDF - -
e) Support to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals
UN/CEFACT Work Supporting the Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/26 PDF PDF PDF
Item 8 - Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics
Programme of Work of the Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/18 PDF PDF PDF
Report of Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics on its first meeting ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/19 PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Conference on Latest Technology Trends Impacting eBusiness Internet Trading and Trade Facilitation - Anticipating the Fourth Industrial Revolution ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.7 PDF - -
Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on International Trade and Logistics and the Ways Advanced Technologies Can Help Overcome Such Disruptions ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/5 PDF PDF PDF
Item 9 - Advisory Group on the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE)
UN/LOCODE - Programme of Work ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/20 PDF PDF PDF
Report of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group on its third annual meeting ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/21 PDF PDF PDF
Report on Activities of the UN/LOCODE Advisory Group in 2019 ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.8 PDF - -
Item 10 - Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries
Programme of Work of the Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries 2020-2021 ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/22 PDF PDF PDF
Overview of activities to the Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.9 PDF - -
Report of the third session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/23 PDF PDF PDF
Item 11 - Sixty-ninth session of the Economic Commission for Europe
Chair's Conclusions 109th EXCOM Meeting EXCOM/CONCLU/109 PDF - -
Information Update on the Status of Preparation of Sixty-ninth Session of the Commission EXCOM Informal Document N°. 2020/38 PDF - -
UNECE Executive Secretary 1st Request to UN/CEFACT Chair and Reply ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.14 PDF - -
UNECE Executive Secretary 2nd Request to UN/CEFACT Chair and Reply ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.15 PDF - -
Briefing note on UN/CEFACT Contribution to Circular Economy ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/24 PDF - -
Draft Recommendation on Enhancing Transparency and Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains in Garment and Footwear ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/INF.16 PDF - -
Call to Action for Enhancing Transparency and Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains in Garment and Footwear ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/6 PDF PDF PDF
Item 12 - Future challenges in trade facilitation and electronic business
Briefing note on how UNECE Standards protect endangered species of wild flora and fauna ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/25 PDF PDF PDF
Item 13 - Other business
Item 14 - Adoption of decisions and report of the twenty-sixth session
Report of the twenty-sixth session ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2020/2 PDF PDF PDF