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30th UN/CEFACT Forum

02 - 06 October 2017
Rome Italy
30th UN/CEFACT Forum


The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-business (UN/CEFACT) organizes its 30th Forum at the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Rome, Italy from 2-6 October 2017.

Priorities at the Forum are:

  • Advancing current projects and domain activities;
  • Ongoing maintenance tasks (such as UN/EDIFACT Data Maintenance Requests);
  • Formulating and approving a series of new projects to be conducted within the framework of the approved programme of work;
  • Continuing liaison and cooperation activities with external organizations (governmental as well as industry and standards consortia); and
  • Advancing UN/CEFACT’s current and forthcoming technical framework.

Forum sessions are held bi-annually in different locations throughout the world.

For information on previous Forums, please follow the URL.


Opening Session
Newcomer's Session
Communications Session

International Trade Procedures PDA
  Project proposal - ITIS for MSMEs
  SWD - Single Submission protal project

Ship PDA
  Transport and Logistics domain
      eCMR Project update
      e-Data exchange via mobile tech
      MMT Project
      Smart Container Project
      BIC Update
      Data Pipeline

Buy/Pay PDA
  Supply Chain Management and Procurement Domain 
       Reference Data Models (Semantic Models) 

Sectoral PDA
  Agricultural domain
      eQuality Project proposal
      Traceability Project   PPT1   PPT2

Closing Session

Secretariat Contacts

Mr. Lance Thompson
Chief, UN/CEFACT Support Unit
Economic Cooperation and Trade Division
Contact e-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Amélia Delle Foglie
Programme Assistant 
Contact e-mail: [email protected]