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UN/CEFACT - Highlights (2021)

23 September 2021: This is to announce an extension of a public review by 30 days until 24 October 2021 concerning the Cross Border Management Reference Data Model project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

16 September 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2021-11-16 concerning the IoT for Trade Facilitation project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

15 September 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 2021-11-13 concerning the e-Negotiation BRS project. Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

10 September 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Cross-border multimodal digital corridors for regulatory related movement of consignment data and consignment status information for trade facilitation". The purpose of this project is to create regulatory-related guidance material on multimodal corridor set ups and further build on the existing data pipeline model to create Linkage and establish appropriate standards for exchange of information between ports and airports of two countries. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Charles Edwards

7 September 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Revision of Recommendation 2”. Ensuring that all parties understand the same information in the same way is perhaps even more pertinent today as multiple data exchange methods are emerging. The semantic meaning – or the base meaning – of each individual data element, whether it be on a paper document or within an electronic message, needs to be clearly defined and understood by all parties involved in order to avoid errors, miscomprehension, misalignment or non-interoperability. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Nariné Aldasheva

3 September 2021: On-line registration to the UN/CEFACT 37th Forum is open now.  Detailed information is available in the Forum website.

23 August 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of the new DMRs for UN/LOCODE release 2021-2 is 30 September 2021.

22 July 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Application Programming Interface Technical Specification". This project aims to develop a technical specification in order to move from Reference Data Model (RDM) based deliverables to a standardized API which retains the richness of information available in RDMs. A kick-off meeting of this project is planned on Tuesday, 27 July 2021. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Ian Watt

21 July 2021: This is to announce a 60-day public review until 20 September 2021 concerning the Cross Border Management Reference Data Model.  Please use the Public Comment Log provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.

21 July 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project "Single Window Assessment Methodology SWAM". The project will develop additional indicators enabling the state governments to evaluate the level of development of an Single Window and to answer the question: ‘To what extent does the existing facility meet the requirements of trade facilitation and international practice and international organizations’ recommendations?’. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Joaquin Eugenio Gonzalez Galvan

6 July 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of DMRs for UN/CCL D.21B and UN/EDIFACT D.21B is 6 August 2021

6 July 2021: UNECE Secretariat has released the 2021-1 UN/LOCODE directory.

30 June 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Consignment Security Declaration (AIR CSD)”. The Consignment Security Declaration (CSD) is a printed form in a standard format which provides security information relating to consignments of air cargo as they move along the supply chain. This project will develop a UN/CEFACT e-business standard based on the Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Steve Hill.

23 June 2021: The UN/CEFACT secretariat is pleased to announce that the UN/EDIFACT directories version D.21A has been validated by the Validation Focal Point and officially published. It is now available for browsing in the UN/EDIFACT section of the UN/CEFACT website and can be downloaded from the UN/EDIFACT Directories

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.

30 March 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to launch a call for participation for the project “Encouraging Private Sector Participation in National Trade Facilitation Bodies”. The project will provide clear, accessible and concise guidance for encouraging private sector participation in NTFB. If you would like more information, please contact the project lead: Birgit Viohl.

22 February 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of the new DMRs for UN/LOCODE release 2021-1 is 31 March 2021.

08 February 2021: UN/CEFACT would like to remind users that the cut-off date for submissions of DMRs for UN/CCL D.21A and UN/EDIFACT D.21A is 12 March 2021.

08 February 2021: The UN/CEFACT Bureau is pleased to announce a call for candidatures for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Agri-food Domain Coordinator within UN/CEFACT for the period until second quarter 2022. The role and responsibilities of domains and domain coordinators is available on the website. The structure of domains and the Programme Development Areas are posted on the website.  Please refer to the announcement and candidature form. Interested candidatures are welcome until 8 March 2021; filled candidature form should be sent to the Secretary of UN/CEFACT

.08 February 2021: UN/CEFACT is pleased to announce the launch of a new project on Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Reference Data Model. Improving sustainability including circularity has become one of the major objectives of most industries and sectors, in order to increase their ability to manage their supply chains more effectively and sustainably. This project will provide a subset of the Buy-Ship-Pay Reference Data Model which will allow harmonization with transactions throughout the supply chain. For more information, please contact the Project Leader

.19 January 2021: The UNECE is pleased to announce the opening of candidatures for Regional Rapporteurs to UN/CEFACT. Candidatures must be submitted directly to the Secretary of UN/CEFACT on or before 5 March 2021. Full details of the procedure and candidature forms are available on the event webpage.

18 January 2021: The UNECE is pleased to announce the opening of candidatures for the UN/CEFACT Chair. Candidatures must be submitted via the Geneva-based Permanent Mission directly to the Secretary of UN/CEFACT on or before 5 March 2021. Full details of the procedure and candidature forms are available on the event webpage.

8 January 2021: UN/CEFACT is happy to announce a 60-day public review until 10 March 2021 of the Implementation Guide for UN/CEFACT eCert Standard for Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Measures. Please use the Comment Template provided to facilitate the preparation of a Disposition Log by the Project Team.