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This white paper provides a high-level overview as the foundation for developing the business requirements specifications (BRS) document for the project. The BRS will then serve as the guide for the creation of the data models and further standards necessary for supporting digitized track and trace for any single or multimodal transportation scenario. This paper attempts to bridge gaps that exist in the identification schemes used to identify consignment movements and commercial systems. The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) defined a Cross-Industry Supply Chain Track and Trace Project in 2018, which was initiated in early 2020. The project’s primary focus is on tracking and tracing during transportation covering the movement of trade deliveries (shipments) from seller to buyer via one or more transport contracts (consignments) and one or more transport modes.