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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

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Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business Resources for COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has evolved from a health crisis into an economic crisis causing major disruption in global trade. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and its subsidiary inter-governmental body - UN/CEFACT have a number of tools and resources that can be used to address the immediate and long term challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate global trade. The aim of this website is to provide a non-exhaustive list of such resources on trade facilitation and digitalization.

Highlights

 

9 June 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 9 August 2021 concerning the BRS for Trade Information Portal.  Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

9 June 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 9 August 2021 concerning the SCMP-BRS-Cross Industry Despatch and Receive Process.  Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

9 June 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 9 August 2021 concerning the SCMP-BRS-Cross Industry Scheduling Process.  Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

20 May 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Use of Artificial Intelligence in Trade Facilitation". The purpose of this project is to look at AI’s role in trade facilitation in the context of UN/CEFACT’s mandates and create whitepapers that focus on how AI can be used to facilitate trade processes and key issues that need to be looked into while leveraging AI capabilities in collecting, processing, analyzing data and extracting inferences from the data. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Sray Agarwal.

14 April 2021: The Core Component Library (CCL) D21A and XML Schema D21A have been validated by the Validation Focal Point and published in the UN/CEFACT website.

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Events

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