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Title: 14th UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva, 16-17 September 2008


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14th UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva, 16-17 September
2008
  • UN/CEFACT Forum Report
  • Forum Management Group
  • Chair Mike Doran
  • Vice-Chair Anders Grangard

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Agenda
  • Progress since the 13th UN/CEFACT Plenary
  • Focusing on Delivery
  • Programme of Work
  • Workflow Procedures
  • Deliverables
  • 11th UN/CEFACT Forum - Stockholm
  • 12th UN/CEFACT Forum - Mexico City
  • Outreach
  • APEC - UN/CEFACT Joint Symposium - Seoul
  • International Conference on Advancing
    Public-Private Partnerships for e-Business
    Standards - Geneva
  • Future Challenges
  • Reports from the Permanent Groups

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Progress since the 13th Plenary
Programme of Work 2008/2009
  • Focus on delivering UN/CEFACT products services
  • Forum Project Portfolio information reviewed and
    updated
  • Alignment prioritization of Forum projects with
    the UN/CEFACT Integrated Strategy
  • Details of POW progress in PG Reports

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Focusing on Delivery
Workflow Procedures
  • Open Development Process (ODP) approved
  • Forum Procedures Team (FPT) further refining
    Forum Workflow Procedures in order to improve
    cooperation between the Permanent Groups
  • Migration of the Project Matrix under Confluence
    to facilitate project tracking under discussion
    with UNECE
  • Code of Conduct reviewed and updated
  • Forum Election Procedures reviewed and updated
    for upcoming elections in Senegal

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Focusing on Delivery
  • Improved cooperation with Standards Development
    Organizations (SDOs)
  • UN/CEFACT IEC/ISO/ITU MoU MG
  • UN/CEFACT-OASIS MoU
  • UN/CEFACT - UBL Convergence
  • SDOs working with UN/CEFACT include GS1, OAGi,
    SWIFT, ACORD
  • Improved Forum management through
  • Bi-weekly conference calls
  • Minutes circulated to all Permanent Groups
  • F2F meetings at UN/CEFACT Forums - tactical
  • Extended Bureau Meetings (Bureau FMG) -
    strategic

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Focusing on Delivery
Deliverables
  • XML schemas delivered
  • Core Component Libraries published
  • Buy-Ship-Pay Data Model including UNeDocs,
    Business Requirements Specification being updated
  • Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide on
    schedule
  • UN/CEFACT participating in EC e-Invoicing Expert
    Group
  • More in the Permanent Group Reports

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11th UN/CEFACT FORUM 24-28 September 2007
Stockholm, Sweden
Forum Host Supporting Sponsors
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The 11th UN/CEFACT Forum
  • The Stockholm Forum was hosted by the Swedish
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was opened by Ms.
    Ewa Björling, Minister of Foreign Trade
  • 250 participants from Africa, Asia/Pacific,
    Europe North America
  • Seminar held for Swedish business community on
    UN/CEFACT Recommendations Standards
  • The Forum celebrated 50 years of trade
    facilitation which had been launched, originally,
    by Sweden, in 1957
  • Excellent hosts organization

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7-11 April 2008 Mexico City
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24 September 2007
11th UN/CEFACT FORUM - Stockholm

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7-11 April 2008
12th UN/CEFACT FORUM - Mexico City

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The 12th UN/CEFACT Forum
  • The Forum was hosted by the Mexican Ministry of
    Economy organized by B2B Servicios (private
    sector).
  • The Vice-Minister for Industry Commerce, Ms.
    Rocio Ruiz, opened the Forum and there was
    excellent support from the Mexican Government and
    Business Sector.
  • Over 200 participants from all regions attended
    including from a number from Latin American
    countries, who attended with the assistance of
    ECLAC.
  • A parallel World eBusiness Congress was held
    during the Forum in which many UN/CEFACT
    delegates participated.
  • Excellent hosts organization

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  • INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
  • ADVANCING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR
    E-BUSINESS STANDARDS
  • 18-19 September 2008

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Future Challenges
The eBusiness, Government Trade Project (eBGT)
will accelerate delivery of UN/CEFACT standards
and recommendations, on the basis of
  • UN/CEFACT Priority Projects
  • Market-driven/Stakeholder requirements
  • Resources - Human Financial
  • Human - Right skill sets to match priority tasks
  • Financial - UN/CEFACT needs a budget
  • Improve Forum operations reduce costs
  • Capacity-Building Programme
  • Based on what UN/CEFACT can deliver
  • Management of change in Forum culture

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Future Forum Meetings
  • 13th Forum meeting - Saly, Senegal 10-14 November
    2008
  • 14th Forum meeting - Rome, Italy, April 2009
  • 15th Forum meeting - Sapporo, Japan, September
    2009
  • 16th Forum meeting - Cardiff, United Kingdom,
    April 2010

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TBG Report
  • Chair Jean-Luc Champion
  • Vice Chair Pat Toufar
  • http//www.uncefactforum.org/TBG/TBG20Home/tbg_ho
    me.htm

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TBG 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.

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TBG Summary
  • Typical Forum attendance - 150 experts within 17
    Working Groups
  • 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, the
    International Trade and Business Processes Groups
    met during the 11th (Stockholm) and 12th (Mexico
    City) 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

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

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Buy Ship - Pay
  • Working Groups
  • Develop the core work contributing to Trade
    Facilitation deliverables
  • Business Process Models cover Procurement through
    Payment
  • Contribute to the Core Component Libraries
  • Deliverables developed for UN/CEFACT Registry

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Independent Domains
  • Working Groups
  • Domain-oriented work content
  • Incorporate reusable Buy-Ship-Pay content
  • Contribute domain-specific content to the Core
    Component Libraries
  • An example of the independent domain business
    area is Travel, Tourism and Leisure

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

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

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TBG1-Supply Chain eProcurement
  • Purpose
  • Supply chain and e-Procurement covers the
    Purchasing, Material Management and Payment areas
  • Programme of Work
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) included in 07B
    library
  • Scheduling, Ordering, Despatch Receipt,
    Invoicing version 2, Remittance Advice core
    components scheduled for inclusion in 08B
  • eCatalogue as well as Quotation scheduled for 09A
  • Publication by TBG1 of normative message
    standards based on CCL 08B is expected in Q4 2008
  • Requirements on eInvoice from TBG5 (Finance)
    included 08B.

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TBG2 Digital Paper
  • Purpose
  • Develop standards and best practice for the
    migration from paper to paperless trade in
    international supply chains
  • Programme of Work
  • Inclusion of UNeDocs in the BUYSHIP-PAY business
    information model and inclusion of the data in
    the D.08B CCL
  • UNeDocs completed the Public Review (ODP Step 5)
    and moved forward to implementation verification
    stage (ODP Step 6) including data exchange pilot
    project  (UK and Malaysia ), EU commission-funded
    project in 5 states focused on SMEs and regional
    projects hosted by APEC, and UNECE/ESCAP. ODP
    Step 7 (Publication) has been approved by TBG
    Steering Committee.
  • Two UNeDocs workshops have been hosted by
    UNESCAP in Bangkok and another was hosted by
    JASTPRO in Tokyo.

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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
  • International Forwarding Transport Business
    Requirements Specifications (BRS)
  • Core Components Transport joint submission TBG2/3
    harmonized by TBG17 ready for CCL 08.B
  • Next BRS development priority Transport
    Instructions, Status Reporting
  • Version 3 of ITIGG worldwide implementation
    guidelines
  • Other
  • Press release for the 20th anniversary of the
    Transport group (April 1998- April 2008)

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TBG4-Customs
  • 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
  • Contributed to WCO Data Model V3.0 content
    (approved by WCO Council June 2008)
  • Work to reflect agriculture, human health Basel
    Convention hazardous waste in Customs model
  • Input to UML, MIGs, XML rules definitions, DMRs
    to UNTDED EDIFACT completed by 2009

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TBG5-Finance
  • 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
  • Inclusion of Customer Credit Transfer semantics
    in CC Library marks the successful first presence
    of finance in UN/CEFACT
  • TBG5 continues to actively participate in
    cross-domain projects
  • The key objective right now is e-invoicing and
    integration in the financial payment chain.

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TBG8-Insurance
  • Purpose
  • Functional area of insurance business including
    policy production, placement, claims, risk
    management. It covers also domestic and
    international environments, insurance and
    reinsurance, single company policies and
    co-insurance.
  • Programme of Work
  • Project work developed through Global Insurance
    Standards (ACORD), the Centre for Study of
    Insurance Operations (CSIO), and eBES Expert
    Group Seven
  • TBG17 submission contains insurance-related
    information for Contract, Party and Coverage
  • New areas of business are claims, life insurance,
    health insurance and automotive insurance.

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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
  • Develop guidance and tools to support a national
    Single Window facility
  • Work undertaken on two Recommendations
  • No. 34 on the Data Simplification and
    Standardization
  • No. 35 on establishing a legal framework for the
    efficient and effective operation of Single
    Window
  • Revision of Recommendation 11 finalized
  • Revision of Recommendations 6 and 12 progressed
  • Progress on Trade Facilitation Implementation
    Guide

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TBG18-Agriculture
  • 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
  • eCert and eDAPLOS audited and submitted for
    schema generation
  • New projects approved Livestock Animal Record,
    Laboratory analysis in agriculture and in the
    field of agri-food, Tracking and Tracing Fish,
    Animal Passport
  • Joint project with TBG 12 P075 - Accounting
    Reporting Joint Project Amendment

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TBG19-eGovernment
  • 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
  • eArchiving Transfer of digital records BRS
  • eGovernment data model core components part of
    CCL08A
  • Joint project (TBG1, 6 and 19) on ePublic
    procurement launched in September 2007. Main
    objective to converge UBL and UN/CEFACT models

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

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TBG6-Architecture, Engineering Construction
  • Purpose
  • Responsible for coordinating and propose new
    developments and maintenance in the area of
    Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Industry (AEC)
  • Programme of Work
  • First UN/CEFACT XML standards in the field of
    Public Procurement
  • eTendering standard 20 transactions from
    Information Notice to Contract Award for open,
    restricted or limited tenders applicable to
    Works, Goods and Services
  • Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management
    10 transactions in field of project management
  • Joint TBG1/TBG6 projects include eCatalog and
    Contract Financial Execution Management (CFEM)
    Projects
  • New cross-domain project on Security in Messages
    and Documents launched

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TBG9-Travel, Tourism Leisure
  • Purpose
  • To support and promote international business
    activities related to the exchange of travel
    industry data
  • Programme of Work
  • First set of schemas for requesting and receiving
    information on small-scaled lodging published in
    07A
  • Approval of Small Scaled Lodging Travel Product
    Information

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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
  • Accounting Entry implemented in Belgium by
    ISABEL and CERTIPOST into e-Invoice
  • Financial Statements for the Agriculture Sector
  • Chart of accounts BRS in progress

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TBG13-Environmental
  • Purpose
  • To support and promote both international and
    regional cooperation activities related to
    environmental data exchange
  • Programme of Work
  • Review of Business Requirement Specification on
    Waste Tracking and Core Components submission
  • New TBG13 Project Notification for the Movement
    of Hazardous Waste

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

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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
  • Project P058 Framework for Building Common
    Business Processes- Specification into ODP5 Step
  • Project P059 International Supply Chain
    Reference Model V1.4 of the BUY-SHIP-PAY model
    and the related Modelling Guidelines
  • TBG14 engaged in TBG1/3/6 projects (eCat, CIO,
    CII, Quotation...) helping the TBGs to do
    business process modelling and creating their own
    modelling resources

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TBG17-Core Component Harmonisation
  • Purpose
  • Responsible for consistency and harmonization 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
  • Core Component Libraries (CCL) 07A, 07B and 08A
    production
  • CCL 08B is now available as a Draft. It
    includes
  • UNeDocs (including eCerts and eDAPLOS)
  • Supply Chain Agreement (Buy), Delivery (Ship),
    Settlement (Pay)
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Links to the United Nations Trade Data Elements
    Directory
  • And more
  • Recommended for use for pilots and proofs of
    concept

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Information Content Management Group
Chair Mike Conroy Vice Chair David
Dobbing http//www.cen.eu/uncefactforum/ICG/
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ICG Mandate
The purpose of the Information Content Management
Group (ICG) is to ensure the release of quality
technical specifications for e-business
  • Management of the UN/CEFACT information
    repositories and libraries for electronic
    business and UN Recommendations that fall within
    its scope
  • Technical conformance and registration of the
    UN/CEFACT business requirements specifications
  • Normalization and maintenance of the base
    syntax-neutral information components that serve
    as the building blocks for the development of
    standards for implementation
  • Technical conformity and registration of the
    syntax-specific objects and components

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ICG Deliverables
  • A series of coherent, consistent and normalized
    reference libraries comprising the business
    requirements, information objects and code lists
    that are aligned with the domain reference models
    and serve as the building blocks for the
    development of standards for implementation
  • Validating the conformance of technical
    specifications with the corresponding publication
    guidelines and for the release of approved
    syntax-specific information objects and
    components
  • Processes and procedures for the maintenance of
    the libraries
  • Mechanisms for ensuring the quality of the
    library contents
  • Proposals, including draft Recommendations for
    review and approval by the UN/CEFACT Plenary and
  • Maintenance of UN Recommendations related to codes

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UNECE Recommendations
  • UNECE Rec. No. 3 - ISO Country Code for
    Representation of Names of Countries
  • UNECE Rec. No. 5 - Abbreviations of INCOTERMS
  • UNECE Rec. No. 7 - Numerical Representation of
    Dates, Time, and Periods of Time
  • UNECE Rec. No. 8 - Unique Identification Code
    Methodology - UNIC
  • UNECE Rec. No. 9 - Alphabetical Code for the
    Representation of Currencies
  • UNECE Rec. No. 10 - Codes for Ship's Names
  • UNECE Rec. No. 15 - Simpler Shipping Marks
  • UNECE Rec. No. 16 - Trade and Transport Locations
    (UN/LOCODE)
  • UNECE Rec. No. 17 - Payterms
  • UNECE Rec. No. 19 - Codes for Modes of Transport
  • UNECE Rec. No. 20 - Codes for Units of Measure
    used in international trade
  • UNECE Rec. No. 21 - Codes for Types of Cargo,
    Packages and Packaging Materials
  • UNECE Rec. No. 23 - Freight Cost Code
  • UNECE Rec. No. 24 - Trade and Transport Status
    Codes
  • UNECE Rec. No. 28 - Codes for Types of Means of
    Transport

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Principal Highlights
  • Approved the UN/CEFACT Registry Specification 1.2
    for progression to ODP 6 (Implementation
    Verification)
  • Preparation of Registry staged implementation
    approach for eBGT
  • Revised and approved code list updates to UNECE
    Recommendations
  • Advanced Code List Migration Project and have
    produced a prototype of the UN/CEFACT code lists
    in XML using genericode
  • Audited the first schema releases

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Items for Plenary Noting
  • UNECE Rec. 20 (Units of Measure) Rev.5
  • UNECE Rec. 21 (Codes for Passengers, Types of
    Cargo, Packages and Packaging Materials) Rev.6
  • UNECE Rec 23 (Freight Cost Code) Rev.6
  • UN/EDIFACT DIRECTORY Releases
  • D07A
  • D07B
  • D08A
  • Core Component Library (CCL) Releases
  • D07A
  • D07B
  • D08A
  • XML Schema Releases
  • D07A (e-Tendering, Small Scaled Lodging house,
    Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management)
  • D07B

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Work in progress
  • UN/CEFACT Registry interface and connectors
  • UN/CEFACT Registry proof of concept finalization
  • UN/CEFACT Code List management finalization
  • Ongoing Audit of UN/CEFACT deliverables
  • Ongoing maintenance of UNECE Recommendations
    related to codes

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Tasks to be fulfilled
  • The following tasks are performed on a regular
    basis
  • Management of UN/ECE Recommendations and generic
    UN Codelists
  • Audit of UN/EDIFACT updates
  • Audit of UN/Core Component Library
  • Audit of XML Schemas
  • Verification of the Business Requirement
    Specification (BRS) format
  • Audit of the Requirement Specification Mapping
    (RSM)

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Applied Technologies Group
  • Chair
  • Mark Crawford
  • Vice Chairs
  • Gait Boxman
  • Jostein Frømyr
  • http//www.uncefactforum.org/ATG/ATG_Home.htm

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ATG Mandate
  • Create and maintain the trade, business and
    administration document structures based on a
    specific technology or standard
  • Design, assembly and production of
    syntax-specific solutions based on identified
    business and/or technical requirements from the
    permanent groups of UN/CEFACT

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ATG Deliverables
  • Technical assessment and maintenance of
    syntax-specific solutions through the application
    of Data Maintenance Requests
  • A series of coherent, consistent and normalized
    syntax solutions that are aligned with domain
    reference models for publication in a designated
    UN/CEFACT information Registry
  • UN/EDIFACT messages and their support directories
  • XML Schemas

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ATG Deliverables
  • Procedures and Mechanisms for the maintenance and
    quality of the syntax solutions
  • Appropriate technical specifications detailing
    the design and production rules, guidelines and
    checklists
  • Maintenance of Recommendations/Technical
    Specifications in coordination with ISO TC154
  • UNECE Recommendation 1 (UN Layout Key) technical
    aspects
  • ISO 9735 - UN/EDIFACT Syntax

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ATG1 EDIFACT Syntax
  • Purpose
  • Development and Maintenance of EDIFACT syntax
    solutions to support UN/CEFACT work programme
  • Officers
  • Chair Gait Boxman
  • http//www.uncefactforum.org/ATG/ATG1.htm

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Ongoing Work Item
  • EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing
  • Stockholm Forum EDIFACT Data Maintenance
    Request (DMR) processing 42 Data Maintenance
    Requests (DMRs)
  • 6 Approved
  • 32 Approved with changes
  • 1 Postponed
  • 3 Withdrawn
  • Mexico City Forum EDIFACT Data Maintenance
    Request (DMR) processing 33 Data Maintenance
    Requests (DMRs)
  • 21 Approved
  • 7 Approved with changes
  • 2 Postponed
  • 3 Withdrawn
  • Senegal - gt200 already submitted by World Customs
    Organization through eBES

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ATG1 Projects
  • UML2EDIFACT Project
  • Defines methodology for transforming UN/CEFACT
    Modelling Methodology (UMM) conformant UML models
    into the EDIFACT syntax

Project Lead Gait Boxman
Editor Open
Approval status Approved by FMG
Current ODP step 6
Anticipate Completion Dependent on requirements of TBG
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ATG2 XML Syntax
  • Group Purpose
  • Development and maintenance of XML syntax
    solutions to support UN/CEFACT work programme
  • Officers
  • Chair Jostein Frømyr
  • http//www.uncefactforum.org/ATG/ATG2.htm

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Ongoing Work Item Schema Generation
  • 76 Schema for 07A
  • 1 Common Reusable (XML Representation of CCL)
  • 1 Unqualified Data Type (Basic Data Types)
  • 7 Updated Code List Schema (used by data types)
  • 33 Business Process Schema
  • 21 eTendering
  • 1 Cross Industry Invoice
  • 2 Small Scale Lodging
  • 9 Project Schedule and Cost Performance
    Management
  • 34 Supporting Schema
  • 1 Qualified Data Type (restricts value domain)
  • 33 New Code List Schema (supporting QDTs)

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Ongoing Work Item Schema Generation
  • 76 Schema for 07B
  • 1 Common Reusable (XML Representation of CCL)
  • 1 Unqualified Data Type (Basic Data Types)
  • 7 Updated Code List Schema (used by data types)
  • 33 Business Process Schema
  • 21 eTendering
  • 1 Cross Industry Invoice
  • 2 Small Scale Lodging
  • 9 Project Schedule and Cost Performance
    Management
  • 34 Supporting Schema
  • 1 Qualified Data Type (restricts value domain)
  • 33 New Code List Schema (supporting QDTs)

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XML Naming and Design Rules, v3
Project Lead Mark Crawford
Editor Mike Rowell
Approval status Approved by FMG
Current ODP step 5 (review ends 20 September)
Anticipate ODP7 1st qtr 2009 Dependent on delivery of CCTS 3.0
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Data Type Library
Project Lead Serge Cayron
Editor Mark Crawford
Approval status Approved by FMG
Current ODP step Version 2 In Maintenance Version 3 ODP4 equivalent
Anticipate Completion Version 3 1st qtr 2009 (Dependent on delivery of CCTS 3.0)
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Standard Business Document Header, v2
Project Lead Open
Editor Open
Approval status Approved by FMG
Current ODP step 2 (Prepare Requirements Document and review contributions received)
Anticipate Completion Open
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XML Representation of Core Components
Project Lead Mike Rowell
Editor Mark Crawford
Approval status Approved by FMG
Current ODP step 3 (1st Working Draft)
Anticipate Completion 3rd qtr 2009 Dependent on delivery of CCTS 3.0
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Other Activities
  • XML Schema User Guide Template
  • Provide guidance for implementation and use
  • Schema Generation and Testing Guidelines
  • Promulgating Internal Processes to a wider
    audience
  • Tools

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ATG Driving Convergence under UN/CEFACT
  • Had very successful F2F meetings
  • January 2008 Redwood Shores, California, USA
  • June 2008 Roros, Norway
  • Representatives from different SDOs/Industry
    Consortia a number of Government agencies are
    participating
  • UBL, STAR, ACORD, GS1, RosettaNet, OAGi, CIDX,
    HR-XML
  • Significant progress in achieving common
    understanding and alignment on XML technical
    issues such as
  • Serialization rules
  • Customization
  • Code Lists
  • Namespaces

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Techniques and Methodologies Group (TMG)
  • Chair (until Feb. 2008) Gunther Stuhec
  • Chair (since Feb. 2008) Christian Huemer
  • Presenter Mark Crawford
  • http//www.untmg.org/

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TMG Mandate
  • The purpose of the Techniques Methodologies
    Group (TMG) is to provide all UN/CEFACT Groups
    with Meta (base) Business Process, Information
    and Communications Technology specifications,
    methodologies, recommendations and education.
  • The TMG also functions as a research group
    evaluating new information and communication
    technologies (ICT), as well as, techniques and
    methodologies that may assist UN/CEFACT and its
    groups to fulfill their mandate and vision in
    Trade Facilitation and e-Business.

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TMG Competencies
  • Provides the required key methodologies that are
    necessary for
  • Highly dynamic and context-driven,
    next-generation B2B
  • Common and unambiguous understanding on the
    semantic level
  • Collaborative business processes that consider
    the aspects of contracts / agreements
  • Highly reusable and flexible building blocks of
    business information
  • These methodologies are
  • comparable with a natural language
  • a must for doing collaborative business
    effectively,
  • the key differentiatior to all other existing
    business standards
  • highly required to realize next generation
    eBusiness environment (ESOA)

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General Info
  • Members
  • 30 active members
  • 15 20 participants at face-to-face meetings
  • Meetings
  • TMG Interim Meeting Kansas City (July 2007)
  • 11th CEFACT Forum Stockholm (Sep. 2007)
  • TMG Interim Meeting Zurich (Dec. 2007)
  • 12th CEFACT Forum Mexico City (April 2008)
  • TMG Interim Meeting Berlin (June 2008)
  • TMG Interim Meeting Tokyo (Sep. 2008)

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Working Groups Projects
  • Core Components Working Group
  • Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS
    3.0)
  • UML Profile for Core Components (UPCC 1.0)
  • UN/CEFACT Context Methodology (UCM 1.0)
  • Business Process Working Group
  • UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM 1.0/2.0)
  • Resource-Event-Agent specialization (REA 1.0)
  • eBusiness Architecture Working Group
  • eBusiness Architecture (eBA 1.0)

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LG Report
  • Chair Bart Schermer (Acting)
  • Vice Chair Bart Schermer

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LG Mandate
  • The purpose of the Legal Group (LG) is to ensure
    that the legal aspects of electronic business and
    international trade facilitation are considered
    in the work of the UN/CEFACT. To this end, the
    Legal Group analyses current legal processes and
    issues within the mission and objectives of
    UN/CEFACT, identifies legal constraints that
    adversely affect the mission and objectives of
    the Centre, and proposes practical improvements
    to these legal processes and issues.

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LG Activities in 2007/8
  • Recommendation 35
  • Legal aspects of Single Window Framework (SWF),
    checklist for operators, toolkit
  • Final draft to be discussed with TBG15 during
    this Plenary
  • Strengthening ties with UNCITRAL
  • Presentation on CEFACT SWF work during annual
    congress
  • Involving UNCITRAL Secretariat in ePP project
    (TBG19)
  • Unified Business Agreements and Contracts put on
    hold
  • Support on legal issues within UN/CEFACT
  • Participation in task team on IPR Policy
  • Participation in Stockholm Forum IPR session

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UN/CEFACT
SIMPLE, TRANSPARENT AND EFFECTIVE PROCESSES FOR
GLOBAL BUSINESS.
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