Trade Facilitation and E-business(UN/CEFACT)
Key areas of work
27 September 2023: The UN/CEFACT secretariat is pleased to announce that the UN/EDIFACT directories version D.23A has been validated by the Validation Focal Point and officially published. It is now available for browsing in the UN/EDIFACT section of the UN/CEFACT website and can be downloaded from the UN/EDIFACT Directories.
19 September 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Business Requirements Specification for Digital Product Conformity Certificate Exchange". The purpose of this project is to define a functional architecture, capable of operating across different stages of product supply, that would enable digital access to valid and current product conformity attestations containing linkages to substantiating data. The project will identify and define the business scenarios and transactions involved in accessing product conformity attestations, as well as relevant operational and legal aspects necessary to enable process mapping. This project will help to ensure UN/CEFACT standards can be integrated into emerging digital product conformity systems. The strength and integrity of product conformity systems has significant implications for digital trade. This project complements existing UN/CEFACT standards and recommendations by addressing constraints relating to the paperless movement of goods reliant on underpinning attestations of product conformity. At the same time, this work will benefit the development of other UN/CEFACT standards involving exchange of data regarding product attributes and will support efforts of governments implementing digitised trade facilitation solutions via eDATA Verifiable Credentials for Cross Border Trade. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Brett Hyland.
19 September 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Check IBAN Open Finance Use Case". The purpose of this project is to develop an information exchange standard for the Check IBAN open finance use case, to enhance cybersecurity and fraud detection measures within electronic business and international trade by immediately verifying the correct association between a given IBAN code and a certain Tax Code/VAT number. The project will benefit businesses and Public Administrations speeding up administrative procedures within the International Supply Chain. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Fabio Sorrentino.
19 September 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Guidelines on establishing Regional Single Window”. The primary aim of the project is to provide a Comprehensive Guide that effectively supports Trade Facilitation Initiatives within the Single Window framework, specifically addressing the new challenges that arise with the establishment of a Regional Single Window. If you would like more information, please contact the project leads: Alejandro Rinaldi and Neelima Pamulapati.
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