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13th UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva, 14-16 May 2007:  13th UN/CEFACT Plenary Geneva, 14-16 May 2007 UN/CEFACT Forum Report Forum Management Group Chair: Mike Doran Vice-Chair: Anders Grangard Agenda:  Agenda Progress since the 12th UN/CEFACT Plenary Focusing on Delivery 9th UN/CEFACT Forum - New Delhi 10th UN/CEFACT Forum - Dublin Future Challenges Reports from the Permanent Groups Progress since the 12th Plenary:  Progress since the 12th Plenary What did we say we would do? Focus on delivering UN/CEFACT products & services Complete the ODP Deliver a cohesive UN/CEFACT Website presence Complete Forum Project Portfolio information, including dependencies & timelines Align & prioritise POW projects with the UN/CEFACT Integrated Strategy Progress since the 12th Plenary:  Progress since the 12th Plenary What did we say we would do? Prepare requests for extra budgetary resources, including due diligence process in project proposal management Improve communication, coordination & synergy between Working Groups Support virtual collaboration & engage external stakeholders Adopt approved Code of Conduct Focusing on Delivery:  Focusing on Delivery What have we done? Open Development Process (ODP) updated & submitted to the Plenary for approval FORUM Workflow & Procedures being further refined in order to improve cooperation between the Permanent Groups Project Portfolio (> 80 projects) reviewed & priorities for 2007/2008 identified, including timelines & dependencies Mapping to the Programme of Work & “Buy-Ship-Pay” model under way Tool for following project progress developed by TMG Focusing on Delivery:  Focusing on Delivery What have we done? Procedure for Extra Budgetary projects agreed with UNECE Trade Facilitation Guide Project launched - funded by Sida, Sweden UNeDocs funded largely by SITPRO, UK UNeDocs Gap Analysis - funded by Norstella, Norway Focusing on Delivery:  Focusing on Delivery What have we done? Improved cooperation with Standards Development Organizations (SDOs): UNECE IEC/ISO/ITU MoU MG UNECE-WCO MoU UN/CEFACT-OASIS Cooperation Agreement SDOs working with CEFACT include: GS1,OAGi,SWIFT, ACORD,CIDX… 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 Interactive Website to facilitate Forum’s development work - implemented Focusing on Delivery:  Focusing on Delivery New deliverables Cross Industry Invoice Schemas eTendering Schemas Core Component Libraries UNeDocs Business Requirements Specification More in the pipeline……. New initiatives UN/CEFACT Registry Implementation Cross Border Reference Data Model eProcurement ITAIDE (IT for Adoption & Intelligent Design for eGovt) 9th UN/CEFACT Forum 2-6 Oct 2006 - New Delhi, India :  9th UN/CEFACT Forum 2-6 Oct 2006 - New Delhi, India Organized by : Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Government of India Co-hosts: The 9th UN/CEFACT Forum:  The 9th UN/CEFACT Forum Exceptional support from the Government of India - Minister of State, Department of Commerce - Commerce Secretary, Member Secretary of the Indian Planning Commission, Director General, National Informatics Centre 250 participants from Africa, Asia Pacific,Europe & North America Very successful UNeDocs Capacity Building Workshop Excellent hosts & organization - led by Tahseen Khan Elections of UN/CEFACT Forum officers held Slide11:  10th UN/CEFACT FORUM March 26-30 2007 Dublin, Ireland Forum Host & Supporting Sponsors: The 10th UN/CEFACT Forum:  The 10th UN/CEFACT Forum The Forum was hosted by CP3 Group and Forfas, and had the shortest lead time of any Forum to date. The Forum organization was excellent. The Irish Minister for the Information Society opened the Forum and there was excellent support from the Irish Government and Business Sector. 230 participants from all continents attended. Very successful Trade Facilitation Open Session was held during which it was announced that Ireland would develop a Single Window. Slide13:  UN/CEFACT FORUM Web Site http://www.uncefactforum.org/MEETINGS/index.htm Future Challenges:  Future Challenges Accelerating Delivery - We have in place: a mandate, strategy, programme of work, IPR policy & a development process (ODP). What we now need are: UN/CEFACT Priority Projects Market driven/Stakeholder requirements Resources - Human & Financial Human - Right skill sets to match priority tasks Financial - UN/CEFACT needs funding Improve Forum meeting logistics Capacity Building Programme Based on what UN/CEFACT can deliver Future Challenges:  Future Challenges The UNECE Executive Committee will review in October 2007: All PG Mandates & TORs which terminate in 2007 Under UN rules, there are no Permanent Groups PGs can be extended for two years at a time To obtain extensions each PG will have to provide serious justification This means that each PG will have to show its POW, what it has achieved in terms of deliverables, future plans & deliverables over the next two years.UN/CEFACT will have to report back every year. TBG Report International Trade and Business Processes Group:  TBG Report International Trade and Business Processes Group Chair: Jean-Luc Champion (Belgium) Vice-Chair: Pat Toufar (USA) TBG’s Mandate:  TBG’s 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:  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 TBG Working Groups can be categorized into three general areas: Buy - Ship – Pay Independent Domain Cross Domain Buy – Ship - Pay:  Buy – Ship - Pay Working Groups Develop the core work contributing to the deliverables of Trade Facilitation Business Process Models cover Procurement through Payment 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:  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:  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:  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:  Buy – Ship - Pay Working Groups within Buy-Ship-Pay Supply Chain UNeDocs and Digital Paper Transportation Customs Finance Insurance Agriculture eGovernment International Trade Procedures Independent Domains:  Independent Domains Working Groups within Independent Domains Architecture, Engineering and Construction Travel, Tourism and Leisure Accounting and Audit Environmental Cross Domains:  Cross Domains Working Groups within Cross Domains Business Process Analysis Core Component Harmonisation Buy – Ship - Pay:  Buy – Ship - Pay In the following slides are explanations of each groups purpose and programme of work Working Groups within Buy – Ship - Pay Supply Chain UNeDocs and Digital Paper Transportation Customs Finance Insurance Agriculture eGovernment International Trade Facilitation Slide28:  Supply Chain & eProcurement Purpose Supply chain and e-Procurement covers the Purchasing, Material Management and Payment areas 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 Advice Cross Industry Supply and Order Status Cross Industry Quotation eCatalogue Product Data Market Research/Information Process Cross Industry Invoice (CII):  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 understanding Slide30:  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 (CBRDM) Clickable Contracts Slide31:  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 Slide32:  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 Cross Border Reference Data Model (CBRDM) Slide33:  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 Slide34:  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 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 Slide35:  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 E-Certification Project eDAPLOS project Slide36:  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 Common eGovernment data model development Investigate interest in Greenhouse Gas emission and Carbon Trading transactions (GHGCT) processes and standards eArchiving Slide37:  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 UN CEFACT :  UN CEFACT TRADE FACILITATION Slide39:  UN CEFACT International Trade Is Complex UN CEFACT SUPPLY CHAIN REFERENCE MODEL:  UN CEFACT SUPPLY CHAIN REFERENCE MODEL UN CEFACT Slide41:  Applying UN/CEFACT Standards Step-by-Step approach Process Analysis and Simplification National Data Harmonization Cross Border Data Exchange Single Window Business/Political Process Collaboration Between Trader and Government (UN/CEFACT Rec. 4, Rec. 18), International Supply Chain Reference model, Unified Modeling Methodology, Global Facilitation Partnership for Trade and Transport (GFP), Audit Methodology UNTDED, Core Component Library, UN LOCODE and code lists, UNeDocs, Rec 34 UNeDocs + WCO DM = CBRDM Document Simplification and Standardization UN Layout Key, Master Document, UNTDED, TF Toolkit and Forms Repository UN CEFACT Slide42:  One-stop solution offering official control with trade facilitation FROM TO Single Window Approach UN CEFACT Single Window:  Single Window Recommendation 33 – Single Window Recommendation and Guidelines Recommendation 34 – Data Harmonization (under development) Recommendation 35 – Single Window Legal Framework (under development) Trade Facilitation Guide:  Trade Facilitation Guide Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) Managed by UN/CEFACT International Trade Procedures Working Group – Project Management Team Project will establish an institutional reference group consisting of the Global Facilitation Partnership (GFP) core members (WCO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, ICC, World Bank) Project will also establish a country reference group consisting of representatives from target countries Objectives:  Objectives Assist developing and transition economies to develop and implement national and regional trade facilitation strategies based on international standards and recommendations Assist countries in trade facilitation implementation issues related to discussions at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Main Components:  Main Components A comprehensive, modular, Guide to Trade Facilitation Implementation Case Studies on Trade Facilitation Implementation (to be integrated into the Guide) Training Material for both trainers and participants to complement the Guide A Pilot Workshop to test the effectiveness of the Guide and related material A Website and CDROM version of the Guide and related material. Time Frame for Delivery:  Time Frame for Delivery Independent Domains:  Independent Domains Working Groups within Independent Domains Architecture, Engineering and Construction Travel, Tourism and Leisure Accounting and Audit Environmental Slide49:  Architecture, Engineering & Construction Purpose Responsable 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 progress Slide50:  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. Slide51:  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 Slide52:  Environmental 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. Cross Domains:  Cross Domains Working Groups within Cross Domains Business Process Analysis Core Component Harmonization Slide54:  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 framework. Slide55:  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 submissions Results of Deliverables are content of Core Component Libraries Slide56:  Needs of TBGs Resources skill set Subject matter experts Domain Modelling Technical developers Project Management skills Funding Tools Registry development Applied Technologies Group:  Applied Technologies Group <UN EDIFACT> Bringing Syntax Solutions Together Applied Technologies Group:  Applied Technologies Group Chair Mark Crawford Vice Chairs Gait Boxman Jostein Frømyr ATG Goal – Consistent Syntax Transformation:  ATG Goal – Consistent Syntax Transformation XML Schema UML Class Diagram Data Base Relations CCTS Based Model in specific context Consistency in multi-syntax design and use  XML NDR for Schema Development  EDI Transformation Rules  UML2XML through CC Profiles  UML2EDIFACT transformation rules ATG Mandate:  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 empowered groups of UN/CEFACT ATG Deliverables:  ATG Deliverables Technical assessment and maintenance of syntax specific solutions through the application of Data Maintenance Requests A series of coherent, consistent and normalised 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 UNeDocs ATG Deliverables:  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 TC154 UNECE Recommendation 1 (UN Layout Key) technical aspects ISO 9735 - UN/EDIFACT Syntax ATG1 EDIFACT Syntax:  ATG1 EDIFACT Syntax Purpose Development and Maintenance of EDIFACT syntax solutions to support UN/CEFACT work program Officers Chair: Gait Boxman Ongoing Work Item:  Ongoing Work Item EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing New Delhi Forum – EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing – 83 Data Maintenance Requests (DMRs) 59 Approved 22 Approved with Changes Mostly added code values 2 Postponed Dublin Forum – EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing – 96 Data Maintenance Requests (DMRs) 12 Approved 81 Approved with changes Mostly added code values 2 Postponed at request of TBG1 1 Withdrawn ATG1 Projects:  ATG1 Projects UML2EDIFACT Project Defines methodology for transforming UN/CEFACT Modelling Methodology (UMM) conformant UML models into the EDIFACT syntax ATG2 – XML Syntax:  ATG2 – XML Syntax Group Purpose Development and maintenance of XML syntax solutions to support UN/CEFACT work program Officers Chair: Jostein Frømyr Ongoing Work Item – Schema Generation :  Ongoing Work Item – Schema Generation Updated Schema for 06B 1 Common Reusable (XML Representation of CCL) 1 Unqualified Data Type (Basic Data Types) 8 Updated Code List Schema (used by data types) New Schema for 06B Business Process Schema 21 Release Candidate schema for eTendering 1 Release Candidate schema for Cross Industry Invoice Supporting Schema 1 Qualified Data Type (restricts value domain) 15 New Code List Schema (supporting QDTs) XML Naming and Design Rules, V3:  XML Naming and Design Rules, V3 Specification Purpose Consistent transformation of Core Components Optimized use of XML Project Purpose Align with CCTS 3.0 Drive Convergence of SDO’s to UN/CEFACT methodology XML Naming and Design Rules, V3:  XML Naming and Design Rules, V3 Data Type Library:  Data Type Library Data Types define the value domain for Core Components Specification Purpose Create and Maintain UN/CEFACT Data Types to support CCTS and syntax solutions Provide input to CCTS Project Develop guidance to facilitate use Project Purpose Update existing catalogue Develop responsive maintenance procedures Data Type Library:  Data Type Library Standard Business Document Header, v2 :  Standard Business Document Header, v2 Specification Purpose: Improve A2A handling of business transaction information Project Purpose Update to reflect CCTS 3.0 and NDR for consistency SBDH Scope Provide information about the routing and processing of the Standard Business Document XML Format EDIFACT Format Other Format SBDH Can be used as either An integral part of a Standard Business Document (e.g. either XML instance document or EDI interchange), or An object separate from the Standard Business Document itself Standard Business Document Header, v2 :  Standard Business Document Header, v2 XML Representation of Core Components:  XML Representation of Core Components User Requirements External standards organizations are interested in submitting candidate core components to UN/CEFACT using XML Tool vendors are interested in building support for CCTS, but are looking for XML syntax standards for CCTS constructs Specification Purpose Provide consistent pattern for XML serialization of core component artefacts Approach Develop requisite UN/CEFACT XML schema modules for defining submitting and storing Core Component Technical Specification (CCTS) constructs in XML compliant to the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification Compliant to the UN/CEFACT XML Naming and Design Rules specification XML Representation of Core Components:  XML Representation of Core Components Other Activities:  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 ATG Driving Convergence under UN/CEFACT:  ATG Driving Convergence under UN/CEFACT Had very successful F2F meetings September 2006 – Waldorf, Germany January 2007 – Washington, DC Representatives from 9 different SDOs/Industry Consortia + a number of US Government agencies UBL, AIAG, STAR, ACORD, GS1, RosettaNet, OAGi, CIDX, ANSI ASC X12 US Navy, NIST, US Treasury, US DoD Significant progress in achieving common understanding and alignment on XML technical issues such as: Serialization rules Customization Code Lists Issues & Resource Requirements:  Issues & Resource Requirements Internal tools to support deliverables XML Schema Generation Tool XML Schema Validation Tool XML Schema NDR Validation Tool Integration of Tools with UN/CEFACT Registry Collaboration Tool to facilitate work Better and more flexible list serve tool Need secretariat support for ATG administration responsibilities Web Site/Collaboration tool set up and maintenance Ongoing administrative requirements Issues & Resource Requirements:  Issues & Resource Requirements Participation Issues 20 Active Members 88 Virtual Members Strong Engagement From Europe and North America Service Provider participation Need Broader Engagement From Member countries Key sectors ICG Report Information Content Management Group:  ICG Report Information Content Management Group Chair Mike CONROY Vice Chair David DOBBING, http://www.cen.eu/uncefactforum/ICG/ ICG Mandate:  ICG Mandate Management of the UN/CEFACT information repositories and libraries for electronic business and Rec.s that fall within its scope Technical conformance and registration of the UN/CEFACT business requirements specifications Normalisation 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 The purpose of the Information Content Management Group (ICG) is to ensure the release of quality technical specifications for e-business: Slide82:  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 ICG Deliverables Slide83:  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 UNECE Recommendations Principal Highlights:  Principal Highlights Finalised first release of the UN/CEFACT Registry Specification Prepared initial draft of the UN/CEFACT Registry implementation plan UN/CEFACT Registry Proof-of-Concept progression Revised and approved code list updates to UNECE Recommendations Advanced Code List Migration Project for the regular publication of a single XML based version of all UN/CEFACT maintained code lists Audited the first release of the Core Components Library with Business Information Entities (BIEs) UN/CEFACT Registry PoC findings:  UN/CEFACT Registry PoC findings The overall Registry metamodel is capable of handling current UN/CEFACT requirements Registry federation is still in a primitive state Level of granularity for the management of discrete Registry artefacts (e.g. down to the basic attribute) can increase complexity of implementation Registry artefacts can be suitably governed by a classification scheme Several concurrent classification schemes can be applied The discovery process of Registry content is adequately defined The Registry user interface / connector approach was satisfactory Items for Plenary Noting:  Items for Plenary Noting UNECE Rec. 20 (Units of Measure) – Rev.4 UNECE Rec. 23 (Freight Cost Codes) – Rev.3 UNECE Rec. 24 (Transport Status Codes) – Rev.4 UNECE Rec. 28 (Types of Means of Transport Codes) – Rev.2 UN/EDIFACT DIRECTORY Releases D06A D06B Core Component Library (CCL) Releases D06A D06B Candidate XML Schema Releases e-Tendering Cross Industry Invoice (CII) Work in progress:  Work in progress UN/CEFACT Registry interface and connectors UN/CEFACT Registry proof of concept finalisation UN/CEFACT Code List management finalisation Ongoing Audit of UN/CEFACT deliverables Ongoing maintenance of UNECE Recommendations related to codes Tasks to be fulfilled:  Tasks to be fulfilled The following tasks are carried 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 BRS content Management of the RSM (core component content) Skillset Requirements:  Skillset Requirements EXPERT KNOWLEDGE Broad knowledge of the functions of UN/CEFACT; Conversant with the semantics of business collaboration; Understanding codification schemes; Conversant with information modelling and the application of reusable design practices; and/or Conversant with the rules defined for the syntax solutions supported by UN/CEFACT Registry knowledge, Formal software audit experience . Legal Group:  Legal Group Report to the UN/CEFACT Plenary Chair: Usva Kuusiholma (Finland) Vice-Chair: Bart Schermer (Netherlands) Legal Group purpose:  Legal Group purpose 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. LG activities:  LG activities Unified Business agreements and contract (UBAC) Recommendation 35 Single Window Framework Review of current recommendations Strengthening ties with UNCITRAL LG activities in 2006/7:  LG activities in 2006/7 Meetings in Dehli and Dublin Additional meetings in Vienna (UNCITRAL) and Helsinki (SWF) Monthly conference calls UBAC:  UBAC Cooperation with TMG / Business Proces Working Group Reached phase 2 of the ODP Rec. 35:  Rec. 35 Met with several SW operators to discuss legal issues Finalized draft text of the recommendation UNCITRAL:  UNCITRAL Vital to work of legal group Enlist help of UNCITRAL experts Participated in UNCITRAL expert group on e-signatures Will present the LG work (SWF) on UNCITRAL congress Cause for concern?:  Cause for concern? Core Group (FIN(?), US, NL) Limited secretarial support Limited participation from LG members Work of the LG can be speeded up with proper support and commitment! TMG Report:  TMG Report Chair: Gunther Stuhec Vice Chair: Christian Huemer Slide99:  UN/CEFACT SIMPLE, TRANSPARENT AND EFFECTIVE PROCESSES FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS.

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