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Title: International Trade and Business Processes Group

International Trade and Business Processes Group
  • Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • http//
  • Chair Jean-Luc Champion
  • Vice-Chair Pat Toufar

TBGs Mandate
  • The purpose of the TBG is to be responsible for
    the simplification of international trade
    procedures, business and governmental process
    analysis, and best practices, using the UN/CEFACT
    Modeling Methodology, where appropriate, to
    support the development of trade facilitation
    e-Business standards.

TBG Summary
  • Typical Forum attendance - 150 experts within 16
    Working Groups
  • Consistent, continuing participation however is
    less than 50
  • Many participants are sponsored by companies,
    trade associations and national governments but
    in all cases are expected to contribute as
    individual subject matter experts
  • Since the last UN/CEFACT Plenary, International
    Trade and Business Processes Groups met during
    the 9th and 10th UN/CEFACT Forums
  • Also to progress work forward, TBG Work Groups
    conducted numerous face to face interim meetings
    and more than 100 internet conferences and
    conference calls
  • UN/CEFACT Forums facilitate collaborative
    meetings with Permanent Groups and Cross domain
    meetings with TBG Groups

TBG Working Groups
  • TBG Working Groups can be categorized into three
    general areas
  • Buy - Ship Pay
  • Independent Domain
  • Cross Domain

Buy Ship - Pay
  • Working Groups
  • Develop the core work contributing to the
    deliverables of Trade Facilitation
  • Business Process Models cover Procurement through
  • Contribute to the Core Components Libraries
  • From these libraries UN/CEFACT builds syntax
    neutral e-Business standards
  • Deliverables developed for UN/CEFACT Registry

Independant Domains
  • Working Groups
  • Industry centric work content
  • Incorporates reusable Buy-Ship-Pay content
  • Contributes domain specific content to the Core
    Components Libraries
  • An example of the independent domain business
    area is Travel, Tourism and Leisure

Cross Domains
  • Working Groups
  • Harmonisation of Business Process Models from
    Buy-Ship-Pay and Independent Domains
  • Harmonisation of syntax neutral Core Components
    from Domain Groups and External Liaisons

TBG Working Groups
  • UN/EDIFACT Data Maintenance Requests reviewed by
    respective TBGs prior to approval and publishing
    in directory libraries
  • Most TBG Groups working in concert with industry
    and government organisations develop cross
    industry business process models and identify
    data requirements for their respective domains
  • Work Groups collaborate with each other on Cross
    Domain projects
  • Enable Trade Facilitation for Governments,
    Industries and Companies by providing consistent
    harmonised e-Business standards

Buy Ship - Pay
  • Working Groups within Buy-Ship-Pay
  • TBG1-Supply Chain
  • TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper
  • TBG3-Transportation
  • TBG4-Customs
  • TBG5-Finance
  • TBG8-Insurance
  • TBG15-International Trade Procedures
  • TBG18-Agriculture
  • TBG19-eGovernment

Independent Domains
  • Working Groups within Independent Domains
  • TBG6-Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • TBG9-Travel, Tourism and Leisure
  • TBG12-Accounting and Audit
  • TBG13-Environmental

Cross Domains
  • Working Groups within Cross Domains
  • TBG14-Business Process Analysis
  • TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation

Buy Ship - Pay
  • In the following slides are explanations of each
    groups purpose and programme of work
  • Working Groups within Buy Ship - Pay
  • TBG1-Supply Chain
  • TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper
  • TBG3-Transportation
  • TBG4-Customs
  • TBG5-Finance
  • TBG8-Insurance
  • TBG15-International Trade Facilitation
  • TBG18-Agriculture
  • TBG19-eGovernment

TBG1-Supply Chain eProcurement
  • Purpose
  • Supply chain and e-Procurement covers the
    Purchasing, Material Management and Payment areas
  • http//
  • Programme of Work
  • Cross Industry Invoice XML Schema Released
  • Material Safety Data Sheet
  • Cross Industry Remittance Advice
  • Cross Industry Scheduling Process
  • Cross Industry Delivery/Despatch and Receipt
  • Cross Industry Supply and Order Status
  • Cross Industry Quotation
  • eCatalogue Product Data
  • Market Research/Information Process
  • http//

Cross Industry Invoice (CII)
  • Cross Industry Invoice development deliberately
    broad in design
  • Intended as an in all contexts Schema
  • Collected and harmonised many industry specific
    business requirements
  • Developed the CII including the harmonised
    requirements of two or more industry specific
    data requirements
  • Intended to be used as the basis for a sector
    specific context invoice schema
  • Automotive Industry contextualization underway
  • Can be used in current form as validation
    mechanism for XML instances from any sector
  • Customization of the schema is at the discretion
    of the trading partners
  • Will be refined based on alignment work underway
    between Supply Chain and UBL
  • UN/CEFACT looking at defining format for
    Implementation Guides for schema to help in

TBG2-UNeDocs and Digital Paper
  • Purpose
  • Develop standards and best practice for the
    migration from paper to paperless trade in
    international supply chains
  • Programme of Work
  • UNeDocs
  • Contribution to Cross Border Reference Data Model
  • Clickable Contracts
  • http//

TBG3-Transportation and Logistics
  • Purpose
  • Develop the eBusiness standards for Logistics
    planning and Transport. This covers operational
    movements of goods, administrative and
    governmental requirements and safety and security
    of freight movements.
  • Programme of Work
  • Collaborate on UNeDocs harmonisation
  • Complete business requirements for IFTM
    International Forwarding Multimodal Transport
  • Priorities for next business requirements
    Booking, WayBill, Transport Status, Manifest
  • http//

  • Purpose
  • Collaborate with World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    covering Business to Government (B2G), Government
    to Government (G2G) and Business to Business
    (B2B) requirements in cross border transactions.
  • Programme of Work
  • Cross Border Reference Data Model (CBRDM)
  • http//

  • Purpose
  • Be responsible within the financial services area
    for the simplification of international trade
    procedures, business and governmental process
    analysis, and optimization of all information
    exchange standards.
  • Programme of Work
  • Cross Domain Collaboration on Invoicing,
    Remittance Advice and Accounting Token
  • Continue development with SWIFT and ISO Technical
    Committee 68
  • Convergence with the International Standard
    UNIFI, Business Process Catalogue Data (ISO
    20022) and UN/CEFACT methodologies
  • http//

  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • http//

TBG7 - Statistics
  • http//

TBG8 - Insurance
  • Purpose
  • Global and cross sector, within the functional
    area of insurance business which includes the
    complete cycle of policy production, placement,
    claims, risk management and accounts between
    customers of insurance companies, the insurance
    companies and their agents and insurance brokers.
    It includes domestic and international
    environments, insurance and reinsurance, single
    company policies and co-insurance.
  • Programme of Work
  • Contribution of Data Dictionary
  • Development of Insurance specific Core Components
  • http//

  • TBG9 - Travel and Leisure http//www.uncefactforu
  • TBG10 Healthcare http//
  • TBG11 - Social Security, Employment and
    Safety http//
  • TBG12 - Accounting and Auditing http//www.uncefa
  • TBG13 Environment http//
  • TBG14 - Business Process Group http//www.uncefac

TBG15-International Trade Procedures
  • Purpose
  • Analyze, simplify, harmonize and align public and
    private sector practices, procedures and
    information flows relating to international trade
    transactions both in goods and related services.
  • Programme of Work
  • Development of new UNCEFACT Recommendations Nos.
    34 and 35
  • Revision of existing UN CEFACT Recommendations
    Nos. 6, 11 and 12
  • Exploring use of UNCEFACT standards for coding
    Single Transport Contract
  • http//

  • TBG16 - Entry Point
  • http//
  • TBG17 - Harmonization
  • http//

  • Purpose
  • Develop and maintain Business Process Models, the
    Business Transaction Models, the semantics and
    the contents in a syntax neutral way that fulfil
    the requirements of the Agro Food communities
  • Programme of Work
  • E-Certification Project
  • eDAPLOS project
  • http//

  • Purpose
  • Develop and maintain business scenarios and
    business transactions to facilitate the
    electronic delivery of services to citizens,
    businesses and government organizations.
  • Programme of Work
  • Common eGovernment data model development
  • Investigate interest in Greenhouse Gas emission
    and Carbon Trading transactions (GHGCT) processes
    and standards
  • eArchiving
  • http//

Independent Domains
  • Working Groups within Independent Domains
  • TBG6-Architecture, Engineering and Construction
  • TBG9-Travel, Tourism and Leisure
  • TBG12-Accounting and Audit
  • TBG13-Environmental

TBG6-Architecture, Engineering Construction
  • Purpose
  • Responsible to coordinate and propose new
    developments and maintenance in the area of
    Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Industry (AEC).
  • Programme of Work
  • eTendering for Construction Release Candidate
    Schema Released
  • // ODP step 6 the implementation verification
    for two different existing systems in Japan was
    successfully completed and another has been
    successfully completed by Korea. Further reviews
    by India, and European Countries (Germany, France
    and United Kingdom) will be made.
  • Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management
    to be released with CCL 07A in June.
  • Contract Financial Execution Management in
  • http//

TBG9-Travel, Tourism Leisure
  • Purpose
  • To support and promote international business
    activities related to the exchange of travel
    industry data.
  • Programme of Work
  • Small Scaled Lodging House data requirements
    included in CCL 06B
  • Develop Core Components for documenting the
    business data in travel, tourism and leisure
    business functionality.
  • http//

TBG12-Accounting Audit
  • Purpose
  • The accounting and auditing domains and financial
    reporting. The exchanges are between the
    accountants and certified accountants, the
    auditors, and the enterprises. Internal or
    external financial reporting towards the economic
    partners of the enterprises, the private and
    public collection bodies.
  • Programme of Work
  • Development of Business Process Models to fulfill
    accounting requirements for
  • Accounting Entry
  • Accounting Ledger
  • Accounting Trial Balance
  • Accounting Reporting
  • Accounting Chart of Accounts
  • http//

  • Purpose
  • To support and promote both international and
    regional cooperation activities related to
    environmental data exchange.
  • Programme of Work
  • To develop a suite of UN/EDIFACT compliant
    messages that will support a completely
    electronic process of notification
  • and tracking under national and international
    law associated with ECS import/export, including
    all transactions among the
  • competent environmental authorities, shippers
    (or exporters), consignees (or importers), and
    competent customs authorities.
  • Continued work on business requirements for Waste
    Movement from original UMM models.
  • http//

Cross Domains
  • Working Groups within Cross Domains
  • TBG14-Business Process Analysis
  • http//
  • TBG17-Core Component Harmonization
  • http//

TBG14-Business Process Analysis
  • Purpose
  • Responsible for defining the International Supply
    Chain model to present the various processes and
    parties involved within the international supply
    chain in a simplified way.
  • Programme of Work
  • Work with the buy-ship-pay and domain groups to
    harmonise business processes models
  • Build a cross domain catalog of common business
    processes within the International Supply Chain
  • http//

TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation
  • Purpose
  • Responsible for consistency and harmonisation of
    core components across business domains and
    sectors, contributing to a concise and
    well-defined glossary of business terms, business
    data semantic definitions, and structuring of
    data exchanges.
  • Programme of Work
  • Harmonisation of TBG and External Liaison
  • Results of Deliverables are content of Core
    Component Libraries
  • http//

  • An Introduction to Core Components
  • Trade and Business Processes Group -
    Harmonization (TBG17)
  • Purpose
  • Membership
  • Submission Acceptance Process
  • Harmonization Process
  • Publication Syntax Solutions
  • Results
  • Commitment
  • Needs

Core Components
  • Basic building block a data element
  • No business context
  • Types
  • ACC Aggregate Core Component
  • Like a segment in X12 or EDIFACT
  • BCC Basic Core Component
  • Like a data element in X12 or EDIFACT
  • ASCC Associate Core Component
  • Connects two ACCs
  • Like a Party to an Address

Business Information Entities
  • Built from Core Components
  • Have Business Context (8 possible)
  • Like Trade, Purchasing, Switzerland
  • Types
  • ABIE Aggregate Business Information Entity
  • Built from an ACC
  • Qualified with a meaningful term
  • BBIE Basic Business Information Entity
  • Built from a BCC
  • ASBIE Association Business Information Entity
    Connects two ABIEs
  • Built from an ASCC

Data Types
  • All BCCs and BBIEs have a data type
  • Such as date, code, measure
  • BBIEs can have a qualified data type
  • Can point to codes lists maintained by UN or ISO
    or an industry group
  • Such as certain codes from Recommendation 20
    Units of Measure, or ISO Country Codes

  • Each dictionary entry name has three parts
  • Object Class like Address or Person
  • Property Term like Street or Name
  • Representation Term like Code or Text
  • Based on ISO 11179
  • Put together like this
  • Object Class. Property. Representation
  • Address. Street. Text

Example of an ABIE
  • ABIE Store_ Address. Details
  • BBIE Store_ Address. Street Name. Text
  • BBIE Store_ Address. City Name. Text
  • BBIE Store_ Address. Country. Identifier
  • qDT for Country. Identifier
  • List of countries from ISO 3166 where the
    organization has stores
  • Context
  • Retail

  • Core Component Harmonization
  • Goal to provide a consistent and harmonized set
    of core components across business domains and
    sectors, contributing to a concise and
    well-defined glossary of business terms, business
    data semantic definitions, and structuring of
    data exchanges.

Who we are
  • Unlike other UN/CEFACT TBGs, TBG17 members can
    represent groups
  • Members represent
  • Other TBGs
  • eg Insurance (TBG8)
  • Liaisons
  • ECOM
  • GS1
  • JAI
  • OAGi
  • UBL
  • USG

Submission Acceptance Process
  • Submission from TBG or liaison member
  • BRS and/or RSM and/or Class Diagram
  • Spreadsheet or file
  • Core Components
  • Business Information Entities
  • Maybe Qualified Data Types
  • An editor performs technical QA
  • When submission is technically correct, added to
    work program
  • The submitter describes the process and reviews
    the diagrams

  • Based on priorities (CEFACT Plenary/FMG/Submission
  • TBG17 reviews submitted Core Components
  • Across submissions when similar business meaning
  • Review each CC for completeness, good definition
    and name
  • May make changes, with agreement from submitter
  • If any changes made
  • Return submission
  • Submitter (or team) updates BIEs based on TBG17
  • BIEs and qDTs harmonized by TBG17

Publication and Syntax Solutions
  • When whole submission is harmonized and approved
  • TBG17 sends to ICG
  • For audit
  • For inclusion in next UN/CEFACT Core Component
  • If the submitter requests a UN/CEFACT syntax
    solution, the TBG Project Manager sends the
    appropriate documents to ATG1 and/or ATG2 for
    message development.

  • Published in CCL 06B
  • eTendering
  • Cross Industry Invoice
  • Small Scale Lodging House
  • Ready to send for CCL 07A
  • Project Scheduling and Cost Performance
  • Harmonized for CCL 07B
  • Product Registration
  • Material Safety Date Sheet
  • Cross Border Transport (in process)

  • Harmonization Meetings and Calls
  • In one year (13 December 2005 to 5 December 2006)
  • 37 three-hour virtual meetings
  • 4 five-day face-to-face meetings
  • Not included
  • Submission specific conference calls
  • Library Development
  • Travel

CC Harmonization Needs
  • Current Members
  • More time allocated by management
  • Ability to attend all face-to-face meetings
  • Additional Resources
  • Expertise in
  • Documentation
  • Specific Domains
  • Core Components

  • Resources skill set
  • Subject matter experts
  • Domain
  • Modelling
  • Technical developers
  • Project Management skills
  • Funding
  • Tools
  • Registry development