UNECE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR – Trade and Transport Facilitation

On 26-28 May 2021 the 11th International Seminar on Trade and Transport Facilitation «Digital transformation of multimodal transport using the UN/CEFACT reference data model» will be held in Odesa, Ukraine in online format within the framework of the International Trade and Transport Week. The seminar will build on the ten years of work, notably, the results of the two previous seminars on trade facilitation and multimodal data exchange, covering trade, transport and logistics in the region: the Black Sea – Baltic Sea digital transport corridor with possible extension in the direction of the Republic of Moldova and the countries of the South Caucasus and the Black Sea.

The seminar will focus on the development and practical application of a set of standards aligned to the reference data models of the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), which aim at the digital transformation of data and document exchanges in multimodal transport. Experts develop this set of standards with support from a United Nations Development Account project in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on connectivity, transport and trade. The project also encourages implementation tests in the region.

At this stage, standards for the key documents accompanying goods transported by road, rail, inland water, sea and air are being finalized.

This seminar is supported by PPL 33-35, IPCSA member in the Ukraine.