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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

38th UN(CEFACT Forum
38th UN/CEFACT Forum

This forum is filled with interesting roundtables, panel discussions, and webinars. In addition, participants are invited to join the “lunch & learn” sessions. The 19 interactive Forum sessions will cover the work of UN/CEFACT across different domains.

Highlights

13 May 2022: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the “Recommendation on Encouraging Private Sector Participation in NTFB” project. The purpose of this project is to transform the findings from the White paper on public sector participation in the NTFB into a policy recommendation that complements UNECE Recommendation 4 on National Trade Facilitation Bodies and Recommendation 40 on Consultation Approaches. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Christy Robinson

29 April 2022: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Digitisation transit accompanying documents”. The project will provide clear, accessible and concise guidance for options to make accompanying documents digital available during transit and, where deemed possible, for further enhancing integration capabilities of authorities in transit countries for their controls of digitized transit documents as well as, simplifications. The project team will draft a White Paper that will take stock of existing challenges and constraints for movement of goods under transit and will identify how they could be addressed to create a paperless transit environment. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Birgit Viohl

11 March 2022: Joint Press Release - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Federation of Freight-Forwarders Associations (FIATA) announce the official release of the electronic FIATA Multimodal Bill of Lading (eFBL) data standard. The data standard, created on the basis of the mapping of the Negotiable FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading (FBL) with the UN/CEFACT MMT reference data model, allows the exchange of BL data in a standardised way, facilitating interoperability between all modes of transport and industry stakeholders. Read more

28 February 2022: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of new DMRs for UN/LOCODE release 2022-1 is 31 March 2022.

15 February 2022: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of new DMRs for UN/CCL D.22A and UN/EDIFACT D.22A is 21 March 2022.

11 February 2022: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2022-04-11 concerning BRS of experience programs information exchange process. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

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Upcoming Events

10 - 11 October

Hybrid meeting, Salle XI
Palais des Nations
Geneva
Switzerland

10, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 274

Recent Events

24 - 25 May

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Cairo Egypt

20 May

Hybrid event, Palais des Nations, Tempus 1 (TPS1) Geneva Switzerland

20 May

Virtual meeting Geneva Switzerland

10, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 274