Trade Facilitation and E-business(UN/CEFACT)
Key areas of work
30 May 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Geofencing facilities”. The purpose of this project is to review current practices, document and outline the recommendations to geofencing for BIC and SMDG facilities. The scope of the white paper will cover the facilities such as Ocean Terminals, Container Depots, Repair Yards, Freight Stations, Rail Yards, etc. The project will outline the rule sets for different ‘families’ of geofences and how to define them, demonstrate examples with quality markers, and explain acceptable shapes, provide guidance for a process to support a review panel in evaluating geofences. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: David Roff.
15 May 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Critical minerals traceability and sustainability”. The purpose of this project is to uplift verifiable critical raw materials supply chain resilience and sustainability through digital standards for data and trust. Both goals are met through traceability and transparency measures that this project will support through standardization. There are already many supply chain traceability platforms on the market. None will dominate the world’s supply chains and so must improve their interoperability so that supply chains can be traced across multiple independent platforms. This is the primary purpose of this project – namely to focus on the exchange of supply chain information between platforms. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Nancy Norris.
We invite you to join our one-hour kick-off meeting. All will be identical so you need only attend one of the four sessions that matches your time zone and availability.
- Meeting 1: Thu 8th June 8:00am UTC (1am PT) – Register here
- Meeting 2: Thu 8th June 8:00pm UTC (1pm PT) – Register here
- Meeting 3: Thu 15th June 8:00am UTC (1am PT) – Register here
- Meeting 4: Thu 15th June 8:00pm UTC (1pm PT) – Register here
15 May 2023: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Buy Ship Pay data exchange structures for trade finance facilitation”. This project will be focused on developing, maintaining and publishing the semantic foundation to support the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR) implementation by reducing existing trade finance barriers caused by the continued reliance on the exchange of paper documents. In order to support the implementation of MLETR for title transfer, this project will develop data exchange structures as subsets of the Buy/Ship/Pay Reference Data Model (BSP RDM) to support key trade finance data exchanges as part of the UNECE “digital and green transformations for sustainable development in the ECE region” strategy. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Sue Probert.
6 April 2023: This is to announce a 30-day public review until 2023/05/05 concerning the White Paper on the technical applications of Business Standards for Sustainable Tourism project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.
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Palais des Nations
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