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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

 

16 September 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2021-11-16 concerning the IoT for Trade Facilitation project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

15 September 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2021-11-15 concerning the e-Negotiation BRS project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

10 September 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Cross-border multimodal digital corridors for regulatory related movement of consignment data and consignment status information for trade facilitation". The purpose of this project is to create regulatory-related guidance material on multimodal corridor set ups and further build on the existing data pipeline model to create Linkage and establish appropriate standards for exchange of information between ports and airports of two countries. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Charles Edwards

7 September 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Revision of Recommendation 2”. Ensuring that all parties understand the same information in the same way is perhaps even more pertinent today as multiple data exchange methods are emerging. The semantic meaning – or the base meaning – of each individual data element, whether it be on a paper document or within an electronic message, needs to be clearly defined and understood by all parties involved in order to avoid errors, miscomprehension, misalignment or non-interoperability. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Nariné Aldasheva

3 September 2021: On-line registration to the UN/CEFACT 37th Forum is open now.  Detailed information is available in the Forum website.

23 August 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of the new DMRs for UN/LOCODE release 2021-2 is 30 September 2021.

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

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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
Virtual WebEx meeting Geneva Switzerland