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Trade Facilitation and E-business(UN/CEFACT)


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”.



30 December 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “JSON-LD Web Vocabulary”. This project will deliver a high quality JSON-LD vocabulary published to a UNECE domain and maintained throughout the ongoing development of the CCL, RDMs, and code lists. The vocabulary will be both human readable and machine readable and will support the international community in the development of interoperable APIs, IoT streams, and Verifiable Credentials. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Nis Jespersen

23 December 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2022-02-21 concerning the White Paper on Encouraging Private Sector Participation in National Trade Facilitation Bodies. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.


13 December 2021: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2021-2 UN/LOCODE directory.

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38th UN/CEFACT Forum
16 - 20 May
Hybrid event, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland
28th Session - UN/CEFACT Plenary
10 - 11 October
Salle XI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland