United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)

Centre pour la facilitation du commerce et les transactions électroniques des Nations Unies (CEFACT-ONU)

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Established Mar 1997, Geneva (Switzerland), as an intergovernmental body of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Replaces Working Party 4 on Facilitation of International Trade Procedures. Original title: Centre for Facilitation of Procedures and Practices for Administration, Commerce and Transport (CEFACT) -- Centre pour la facilitation des procédures et des pratiques dans l'administration, le commerce et le transport -- Centr po Uprosceniju Procedur i Praktiki v Upravlenii, Torgovle i na Transporte.


Improve the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations from developed, developing and transitional economies to exchange products and relevant services effectively; facilitate international transactions by simplifying and harmonizing procedures and information flows, thus contributing to the growth of global commerce.

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Politics/policy/regulatory; standards/guidelines; networking/liaising; events/meetings.


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English. Official documents translated: English, French, Russian.


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Relations with 15 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 89 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
    • Business Enterprises
  • Technology
    • Electronics

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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25. Jun 2019
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