Summary of UNECE Trade Facilitation Recommendations

2019 Revised Edition

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Over the past 40 years, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has developed and maintained a series of recommendations and standards for international trade. As the international focal point for trade facilitation recommendations and standards, UNECE develops instruments to reduce, harmonize and automate procedures and paperwork in international trade. This work is supported by the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). UN/CEFACT additionally develops and maintains the only international standard for electronic data interchange (UN/EDIFACT - United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport). This standard is used to exchange structured information between computers and is critical to the implementation of management techniques such as just-in-time manufacturing.


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