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Trade Facilitation and E-business(UN/CEFACT)

Introduction

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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.

In focus

National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021–2025 (ECE/TRADE/464)
 
National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021–2025 (ECE/TRADE/464).

This event launches the e-publication of the Roadmap in English and Russian. The event also highlights the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between UNECE and M. Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz Economic University under a grant to build the capacity of the Kyrgyz stakeholders on trade facilitation. These activities are implemented under the UNECE project “Strengthening the capacity of the Kyrgyz National Trade Facilitation Council to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement”.

 

Highlights

 

22 July 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Application Programming Interface Technical Specification". This project aims to develop a technical specification in order to move from Reference Data Model (RDM) based deliverables to a standardized API which retains the richness of information available in RDMs. A kick-off meeting of this project is planned on Tuesday, 27 July 2021. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Ian Watt

21 July 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 20 September 2021 concerning the Cross Border Management Reference Data Model.  Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

21 July 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Single Window Assessment Methodology SWAM". The project will develop additional indicators enabling the state governments to evaluate the level of development of an Single Window and to answer the question: ‘To what extent does the existing facility meet the requirements of trade facilitation and international practice and international organizations’ recommendations?’. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Joaquin Eugenio Gonzalez Galvan

6 July 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of DMRs for UN/CCL D.21B and UN/EDIFACT D.21B is 6 August 2021.

6 July 2021: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2021-1 UN/LOCODE directory.

30 June 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Consignment Security Declaration (AIR CSD)”. The Consignment Security Declaration (CSD) is a printed form in a standard format which provides security information relating to consignments of air cargo as they move along the supply chain. This project will develop a UN/CEFACT e-business standard based on the Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Steve Hill.

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Events

UNECE-SDA BOCCONI Regional Workshop
21 - 23 September
physical and virtual Milan Italy
37th UN/CEFACT Forum
04 - 15 October
Virtual meeting Geneva Switzerland
Fifth Meeting - UN/LOCODE Advisory Group
08 - 09 November
Salle XXVII Geneva Switzerland
Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies in Trade and Logistics - Third session
10 - 11 November
Salle XXVII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland