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                                      16th UN/CEFACT Plenary
                                    Geneva, 8-10 December 2010




              UN/CEFACT FMG Report


                Forum Management Group
                     Chair: Mike Doran
               Vice-Chairs: Anders Grangard
                     Garret Minakawa
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                                          Agenda



• Progress since the 15th UN/CEFACT Plenary
• Focusing on Delivery
   – Programme of Work
   – Revision of R.650 Rev.4 and its Annexes
   – Re-organisation of UN/CEFACT
• 16th UN/CEFACT Forum – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia/
  Bangkok, Thailand
• 17th UN/CEFACT Forum Geneva, Switzerland
• Outreach
• Deliverables - Reports from the Permanent Groups
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                                            Progress since
                                           the 15th Plenary



Programme of Work 2009/2010
• Focus on delivering UN/CEFACT products & services
• Confluence Website to track UN/CEFACT Project
  Portfolio now well populated
• Alignment & prioritisation of Forum projects with the
  UN/CEFACT Integrated Strategy
• Details of POW progress in PG Reports
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                                            Focusing on Delivery


Mandates & Procedures


• Revision of R.650 Rev.4 and its Annexes completed together with
  the Bureau

• Three Country Rule introduced in support of UN/CEFACT Project
  Proposals
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                                           Three Country Rule
Support & Approval of project proposals:

•   During the preparatory phase for a UN/CEFACT Standard or
    Recommendation project proposal, a Working Group Chair
    may request a minimum of three HODs to provide written
    expressions of support.

•   Once the written expressions of support from three HODs have
    been received by the Working Group concerned, the draft
    project proposal, including the three expressions of HOD
    support, will be submitted to the Permanent/Working Group,
    and thereafter to the FMG for final approval. The FMG
    approves, or rejects all project proposals.

•   In the event that a proposal is not approved, a report giving the
    reasons for non-approval, will be provided to the UN/CEFACT
    Plenary.
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                                           Three Country Rule

• In the event of any difficulty in obtaining the necessary
  expressions of support from three HODs, the Working Group
  Chair will inform the FMG. The FMG may then issue a
  request for support from other HODs. Should a HOD wish to
  agree to such a request from the FMG, he should submit his
  letter of expression of support to the FMG at his earliest
  convenience.

• UN/CEFACT Secretariat will maintain a record of all HODs’
  written expressions of support.

• Response times for requests for HOD support – In order to
  avoid delays in the project proposal process, HODs are
  requested to inform the requesting Working Group Chair as
  soon as possible after receiving a request, if he/she can or
  cannot support the proposal.
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                                             Focusing on Delivery

On 2 December 2010 the EC issued a communication on the
  eInvoice:

“The European Commission wants to see e-invoicing become the
   predominant method of invoicing in Europe. In its Communication
   'Reaping the benefits of electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) for Europe',
   presented by Vice-President Tajani and Commissioner Barnier today,
   the European Commission identifies a set of tangible actions to make
   the uptake of e- invoices in Europe easier.”
The communication included:
“CEN should design implementation guidelines for a Cross-Industry
  Invoice data model and collaborate with international standards
  organisations, such as UN/CEFACT (United Nations Centre for Trade
  Facilitation and Electronic Business) and ISO (International
  Organization for Standardization). “
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                                                Liaison Activities

Liaison Activities

• OASIS
   – UBL Collaboration agreement nearing conclusion
• ISO TC 68
   – Cross Industry Invoice (CII) semantic alignment
• ISO TC 8
   – Alignment with standard on Electronic Port Clearance to be clarified
• ISO TC 154
   – New publication of UNTDED/ISO 7372 proposed
• CEN/EU
   – Collaboration on implementation support
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                                    Forum meetings




16th UN/CEFACT Forum Spring 2010


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - withdrawn


    Bangkok, Thailand - cancelled
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                                        Forum meetings




              17th UN/CEFACT Forum


                       Geneva, Switzerland
              30 August – 3 September 2010
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                                              17th UN/CEFACT Forum

•   The Forum was organized by the FMG together with the UNECE secretariat
    and with support from the Delegation of Switzerland.

•   The UNECE Deputy Executive Secretary, Mr Andrey Vasiliev opened the
    Forum.

•   Over 180 participants from all regions attended the Forum.

•   The Bureau/FMG Reports on the Buy – Ship – Pay Gap Analyses were
    presented.

•   Discussions and consultations were progressed concerning the
    reorganisation of UN/CEFACT.

•   Discussions were held with the UN Legal Advisor in Geneva on the Host
    Country Agreement process.
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                                          OUTREACH


UN/CEFACT participated in the World Trade Organisation Forum in
February 2010 in Geneva – “Engaging the Trading Community -
Forum on WTO, Trade Facilitation and the Private Sector in
Developing Countries”

Two briefing sessions on UN/CEFACT’S standards &
recommendations were given during the 17th UN/CEFACT Forum in
Geneva :

– A general briefing for diplomats from Geneva based
  Missions

– A technical briefing for experts from developing and
  transitional economies
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                                          Future Forum Meetings




• 18th Forum meeting - Spring 2011, Washington DC

• 19th Forum meeting - Autumn 2011, open for offers
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                    ATG Plenary Report

              Mark Crawford, ATG Chair
             Gait Boxman, ATG Vice Chair
            Jostein Frømyr, ATG Vice Chair


                              8 - 10 December 2010
                          UN/CEFACT Sixteenth session
                     Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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                                                ATG Goal – Consistent
                                                Syntax Transformation
                                    Consistency in multi-syntax design and use
                                             XML NDR for Schema Development
                                             EDI Transformation Rules
                                             UML2XML through CC Profiles
                                             UML2EDIFACT transformation rules
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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
  empowered 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 TC 154
   – UNECE Recommendation 1 (UN Layout Key) technical aspects
   – ISO IS 9735 - EDIFACT Syntax
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                                              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
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                                                Data Type Library


Project Lead                    Serge Cayron

Editor                          Mark Crawford

Project Approval Approved by FMG
status
Current ODP step Version 2 – ODP8
                 Version 3 – ODP8

Next Steps                      Finalize Version 3.1
                                Analyze EDIFACT Data Types for
                                possible updates
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                                                                                             Business Document
                                                                                                 Header, v3

• Specification Purpose:
   – Improve A2A handling
      of business transaction                  Business Document Header
                                                                                                          Pointer to Registry Summary


      information                                                                                                                                              Normative




• Project Purpose                              Document              Document                Document              Document                   Documen
                                                                                                                                              t Tier



   – Update to reflect CCTS                     Message              Message                 Message               Message                    Message          Non-
      3.0, DTC 3.0 and NDR                                                                                                                    Tier             normative


      3.0 for consistency.
      Incorporate cloud                        Transport             Transport               Transport             Transport
                                                                                                                                              Transport
                                                                                                                                              Tier
      computing concepts
• BDH Scope                                                Bi-
                                                           Lateral
                                                                                   Bi-
                                                                                   Lateral
                                                                                                         Bi-
                                                                                                         Lateral

   – Provide information                                                         Multi-Lateral
                                                                                                                                        Registry Summary

      about the routing and                                      Virtual
                                                                                                                                        (or other data repository)


      processing of the                                          Physical


      Business Document                                      – BDH Can be used as either
        • XML Format                                                        • An integral part of a Standard Business
        • EDIFACT Format                                                      Document (e.g. either XML instance
        • Other Format                                                        document or EDI interchange), or
                                                                            • An object separate from the Business
                                                                              Document itself
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                                              Standard Business
                                             Document Header, v3


Project Lead                     Shingao Sakaguchi
Editor                           Open
Project Approval Approved by FMG
  status
Current ODP step 3 –Deliberations


Anticipate                       Open
  Completion
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                                          ATG1 EDIFACT Syntax


• Purpose
  – Development and Maintenance of EDIFACT syntax
    solutions to support UN/CEFACT work program


• Officers
   – Chair:   Gait Boxman
• http://www.uncefactforum.org/ATG/ATG1.htm
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                                             Ongoing Work Item




EDIFACT Data Maintenance Request (DMR) processing
    – Spring Virtual Forum –23 Data Maintenance Requests (DMRs)
         • 14 Approved
         • 2 Approved with Changes
         • 6 Postponed
         • 1 Rejected
         • 0 Withdrawn
    – Geneva Forum – 45 Data Maintenance Requests (DMRs)
         • 20 Approved
         • 10 Approved with changes
         • 15 Postponed
         • 0 Rejected
         • 0 Withdrawn
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                                          EDIFACT Directory




• D09B and D10A EDIFACT Directory released
  for publication

• Closer relationship established with ISO TC
  154 JWG 1 responsible for overall syntax
  maintenance
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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

Project 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 program


• Officers
   – Chair:   Jostein Frømyr
• http://www.uncefactforum.org/ATG/ATG2.htm
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                                             Ongoing Work Item –
                                             Schema Generation

                                             D09B      D10A

Business Process                              56         In
                                                    Development
Common Reusable                               1          1

Unqualified Data Type Schema                  1          1

Common Code List Schema                       7          7

Qualified Data Type Schema                    1          1

Supporting Code List Schema                   67       TBD
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                                               XML Naming and Design
                                                     Rules, V3
Specification Purpose
   – Consistent
     transformation of Core
     Components
   – Optimized use of XML
Project Purpose
   – Align with
     CCTS 3.0 and DTC 3.0
   – Enable use of UCM
   – Drive Convergence of
     SDO’s to UN/CEFACT
     methodology
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                                              XML Naming and Design
                                                    Rules, V3

Project Lead                    Mark Crawford

Editor                          Mike Rowell

Project Approval Approved by FMG
  status
Current ODP step 8


Next Steps                      Continue Maintenance
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                                                   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
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                                                 XML Representation of
                                                   Core Components

Project Lead                     Mike Rowell

Editor                           Mark Crawford

Project Approval Approved by FMG
Status
Current ODP step 5


Anticipate                       1st qtr 2011
Completion
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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
• Solicit Tools
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                                                   ATG Driving
                                           Convergence under UN/CEFACT

• Had very successful F2F meetings
   – January 2010 – Joint with TMG in Vienna, Austria
   – June 2010 – Joint with CCWG in Oslo, Norway
   – November 2010 – Washington D.C.
• Representatives from different SDOs/Industry Consortia + a
  number of Government agencies are participating
   – UBL, AIAG, STAR, ACORD, GS1, RosettaNet, OAGi, CIDX, HR-XML
• Significant progress in achieving common understanding and
  alignment on XML technical issues
• Growing list of SDO’s committed to using UN/CEFACT
  Common Methodologies – CCTS3, DTC3, NDR3, SBDH3, UPC3,
  UCM
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                                                    ATG2
                                                Next meetings


• Weekly conference calls as needed
  – DTC                       Tuesday at 16:00 CET
  – BDH                       Thursday at 14:00 CET
  – XML4CCTS                  Thursday at 18:00 CET
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                                          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
• Better and more flexible listserver tool
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                                          Issues & Resource
                                             Requirements


• Participation Issues
  – Active Members
  – Virtual Members
  – Strong Engagement From
     • North America, UK, Belgium
     • Service Provider participation
  – Need Broader Engagement From
     • Member countries
     • Key sectors
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                     ICG
             INFORMATION CONTENT
              MANAGEMENT GROUP

                  Mike Conroy, Chair
               Hidekazu Enjo, Vice Chair



                              8 - 10 December 2010
                          UN/CEFACT Sixteenth session
                     Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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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 Recommendations 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
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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                         43
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                                                             Items for Plenary Noting

•   UNECE Recommendations
      Rec. 20 (Units of Measure) – Rev.6
      UNECE Rec. 21 (Codes for Passengers, Types of Cargo, Packages and Packaging Materials)
       – Rev.8.1
      UNECE Rec. 23 (Freight cost Codes) - Rev. 7
      UNECE Rec 28 (codes for types of means of transport) - Rev. 3
•   UN/EDIFACT DIRECTORY Releases
      D09B
      D10A
•   Core Component Library (CCL) Releases
      D09B
•   XML Schema Releases
      D09B (Cross Industry Delivery Process, Cross Industry Market Service Information, Cross Industry
        Order, Cross Industry Catalogue, Cross Industry Invoice)




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                                           Work in progress

• UN/CEFACT Code List management finalisation
• Ongoing Audit of UN/CEFACT deliverables
• Ongoing maintenance of UNECE Recommendations related to
  codes
• Reviewing the UN/LOCODE process in order to improve
  quality and to bring the Recommendation up to date.




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                                            Tasks to be fulfilled

• The following tasks are carried out on a regular basis:

    Management of UNECE 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)




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          LEGAL GROUP (LG)

                                    Chair: Bart Schermer (Acting)
                                       Vice Chair: Bart Schermer

                              8 - 10 December 2010
                          UN/CEFACT Sixteenth session
                     Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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                                          Legal Group
Mission:
• To provide legal guidance and counsel for the
  programmes of the United Nations Centre for
  Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
  (UN/CEFACT) in a variety of areas related to the
  intersections of law and technology.
• Work with the Bureau, FMG, and PGs on the
  legal aspects of electronic business and
  international trade facilitation.

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                                          Legal Group
2010 LG Activities:
• Continued collaboration with TBG 15 on
  Recommendation 35
   – Intercessionally approved on 8 October 2010
• Provided input on Recommendation 37
• Participated in the WCO-UNCITRAL Joint Legal
  Task Force for the International Single Window
• Participation in bi-weekly FMG meetings and Bureau
  meetings, including advising on various legal issues
  relevant to the operations of UN/CEFACT

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                                           Legal Group

LG Activities Going Forward:
• LG will participate in the UNCITRAL International
  Colloquium during February 2011 at UN Headquarters
  in New York – Legal Topics for Colloquium include:
   – Electronic International Single Window
   – Electronic Transferability of Rights in Goods
      • E.g., Electronic Bills of Lading
   – Identity Management
   – Mobile (or m-) Commerce including e-Payment
     Systems
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                                           Legal Group

LG Activities Going Forward (Continued):
• LG will continue its participation in the WCO-UNCITRAL JLTF
• Continue collaboration efforts with UNCITRAL, the WCO, and
  other UN and Intergovernmental Organizations
• Possible involvement with other PGs on new
  Recommendations and/or those under revision, for example,
   – Recommendation 12 - Measures to Facilitate Maritime
     Transport Documents Procedures - Revision
   – Proposed Recommendations, such as Single Window
     Interoperability and Legal Notices Publications (e-LNP)


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   International Trade and Business Group
Report to the 16th UN/CEFACT Plenary Session

       Chair: Natascha Pottier (on leave)
         Acting Chair: Chris Hassler
            Vice Chair: Michael Dill

                               8 - 10 December 2010
                                UN/CEFACT Plenary
                                       Geneva
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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 16 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, International Trade and
  Business Processes Groups met during the 17th (Geneva)
  UN/CEFACT Forum. The 16th (Bangkok) Forum was canceled.
• 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 Group                         Chair
TBG1    Supply Chain for Europe
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                                                   M. Forsberg
TBG3    Transport & Logistics          TBG Summary D. Vankemmel
TBG4    Customs                                    M. Wicktor
TBG5    Finance                                    S. Korsgaard
TBG6    Architecture, Engineering and Construction B. Longhi
TBG8    Insurance                                  A. Schultz
TBG9    Travel, Tourism and Leisure                A. Suzuki
TBG10   Healthcare                                 Vacant
TBG12   Accounting and Audit                       M. Lesourd
TBG13   Environment                                N. Pfaffinger
TBG14   Business Process Analysis                  N. Sahling
TBG15   International Trade Procedures             J. Ponten
TBG16   Entry Points                               A. Dechamps
TBG17   Core Component Harmonisation               M.K. Blantz
TBG18   Agriculture                                B. Prépin
TBG19   e-Government                               A. Reis
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                                              & eProcurement

Purpose
Supply chain and e-Procurement covers the Purchasing,
  Material Management and Payment areas
Programme of Work
•   Cross Industry Invoice (CII) XML Schema has been published
•   Cross Industry Catalogue XML Schema published
•   Cross Industry Despatch Advice XML Schema published
•   Cross Industry Ordering XML Schema published
•   Cross Industry Quotation will be included in CCL10A
•   Cross Industry Remittance Advice will be included in CCL10A
•   Cross Industry Scheduling will be included in CCL10A

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                                                            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
•   Development priority for individual Projects/BRSs:
    –   Status Request / Report, Transport Instructions, Dangerous Goods Declaration,
        Multimodal Waybill for transports
• Version 3.0 of ITIGG worldwide implementation guidelines for
    transport messages for both EDI & XML
•   Collaboration with Customs TBG4 / WCO and other users’ groups,
    specifically GS1 and IATA
•   Liaison with ISO TC204, TC8, and TC104
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                                                  TBG4 - Customs

– GOVCBR
      • A few corrections made and published in EDIFACT D10A
– Submissions to Core Component Library
      • Core Components arising from WCO Data Model submitted, assessed and
        audited and will be released as part of CCL D10A
      • Business Information Entities: Preparation underway
– Marine Safety
      • Mapping IMO Marine Safety requirements completed to CUSREP message
        – Mapping to GOVCBR in progress
– Others
      • Engagement with TBG3/ TBG1 on UCR & Supply chain visibility issues
      • Updating passenger reporting standards using UN/EDIFACT PAXLST
        message

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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
• Maintain core financial services requirements in the UN/CEFACT Core
  Component Library.
• Assist other UN/CEFACT developments in the programme of work with
  financial services requirements, including inputs from stakeholders and
  standards organizations to reduce duplication of work.)




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                                                   TBG6 - Architecture,
                                             Engineering & Construction

Purpose
•   Responsible for coordination and proposal of new developments and
    maintenance in the area of Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Industry (AEC) and Public Procurement (in link with TBG1 and TBG19)

Programme of Work
•   Preparing migration of all TBG6 standards hosted to CCTS/NDR v3;
•   Preparing v2 of eTendering (including sub-project eNotification with
    TBG19) and Project Schedule and Cost Performance Management
    standards.
•   Joint projects with TBG1
    – Contract Financial Execution Management (CFEM): v1 now !
•   Continued development of Security in Messages and Documents.
     - Recommendation 37 submitted to UN/CEFACT Plenary: “Signed Digital
    Evidence Interoperability Recommendation”.

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                                                  Tourism & Leisure

Purpose
To support and promote international business activities related to the
   exchange of travel industry data.
Programme of Work Covered
1.Small Scaled Lodging House (SLH) reservation information process
We will proceed this process as a new project based on the 3 country support
    rule.
2. Exchange information on the survey of world accommodations as
    SLH, including Ryokan of Japan
There are a lot of SLH type lodging houses found in the world, which will be
    further surveyed.
3. Destination information standardization activity and its travel products
    reservation process
A new project under the tentative name, Destination Travel Information Project
    will be proposed by the leadership of Korean group.
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                                                         & Audit

Purpose
Develop e-Business standards for Accounting and Audit domains.
It covers specific accounting matters as well as regulatory obligations
     requiring business to file multiple questionnaires, returns,
     declaration forms and reporting towards private and governmental
     collectors.
It aims to insert accounting related data into business documents. With
     respect to audit requirements TBG12 is intended to take care of, or
     to deal with archiving matters.
Programme of Work
•   Achieved: Accounting Token (for Invoice), Entry Message v.1;
•   6 messages on final development step: Accounting Message, Entry v.2-3, Chart Of
    Accounts, Ledger, Journal, Reporting;
•   BRS in progress for 2 Messages: Trial Balance, Bundle Collection; continued
    maintenance on Entry v.4, Ledger v.2.
•   New project approved: Lexical Nomenclature.

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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
• Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movements of
  Waste (TMW): 172 Parties, G2G, B2G;
• TMW Business Information Entity/Core Component submission
  approved, and published within CCL 09A;
• Plans to work on TMW-related waste-assessment data.
• Work with TBG1 on REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation
  and Restriction of Chemical substances)
• TBG13 has been reorganized under the auspices of Franz Mochty
  of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment
  and Water Management
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                                                      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
    consistent and simplified way.
Programme of Work
•   Project P059 “International Supply Chain Reference Model” delivered version
    2010A of the Buy-Ship-Pay Model aka ISCRM
•   Contribute to BRS/RSM update project
•   Project Proposal ITFM (International Trade Facilitation Model) in co-operation with
    TBG15 (Trade Facilitation)
•   Chairing the CSDAT (Standards Development Advisory Team) and MRI (Modelers
    Reference Initiative) meetings that take place during the Forums
•   Produce common business process catalog based on the BSP and BRS's from other
    TBGs


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                                            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
Work Completed since last Plenary
• Recommendation 35 Establishing a Legal Framework for
  International Trade Single Window approved
• Recommendation 34 on Data Simplification and
  Standardization for International Trade
• Annex to Recommendation 6 to accommodate e-invoicing

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                                               Trade Procedures

Programme of Work – Current Projects
•   Project on Consultation Models, based on Recommendation 4
•   Project on Single Window Interoperability
•   Revision on Recommendation 12 Measures to Facilitate Maritime
    Transport Documents Procedures
•   Continued management of the Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide
Current Activities
•   mCommerce information leaflet
•   Preparation on a questionnaire on Consultation models and practices
    today
•   Continued outreach to International Organisations involved in trade
    facilitation
•   FAB – Forum Advisory Briefings on Trade Facilitation

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                                            TBG16 - Entry Point

Purpose
To support administratively all the TBGs in their developments.


Programme of Work
 Maintaining a specific TBG information web site
 Registering the Change Requests (CR) on the UN/CEFACT XML
  development
 Registering and pre-screening of the UN/EDIFACT Data
  Maintenance Requests (DMRs)


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           UN Economic Commission for Europe          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
–   Developed Core Component Library 10A, including:
          • European Commission eInvoice - updated
          • Supply Chain – Quotation, Order, Scheduling, Delivery, Remittance, Catalogue
          • Cattle Registration
–   Working with ISO on TDED update
–   Members
          • Other TBGs and PGs
          • UNCTAD, UNEP, AFACT, EDIFICE, GS1, JAI, IATA, OAGi, RosettaNet, SBR, SWIFT,
            UBL, USG, WCO, X12
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                                                              TBG18 - Agriculture

                                                 Scope




                                         Programme of Work
•   eCert, eDAPLOS, CRIE and Electronic Data Exchange Proxy already published.
•   Other projects in progress (CCL11A): Livestock Animal Record, Agronomical Observation Report
•   Work with TBG1 on Despatch and Receive Advice

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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.

Work program
•   eArchiving “Transfer of digital records” on stand-by
•   Progress on joint project (TBG1, 6 and 19) on ePublic procurement; in
    coordination with CEN-ISSS BII2 work.
•   Gap analysis between eNotification vs. eTendering ongoing as planned
•   Project proposal LNP (Legal Notices Publications)
    – Status: expecting two additional agreements of Heads of Delegation (only one
      answer: France)




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                                         Needs of TBGs

• Streamlined processes to enable faster and
  more agile production of business standards
• A more collaborative audit process
• Faster response from Heads of Delegation
  with regard to project support (Three Country
  Rule)



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Techniques and Methodologies Group (TMG)

                    Christian Huemer, Chair
                   Scott Hinkelman,Vice Chair



                                 8 - 10 December 2010
                             UN/CEFACT Sixteenth session
                        Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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                                         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.




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                                          Mandate (2)

• The TMG shall also function 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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                                         Working Groups

• Core Components Working Group (CCWG)
  – Core Components Technical Specification 3.0 -
    finished
  – UML Profile for Core Components (UPCC 3.0)
  – UN/CEFACT Context Methodology (UCM 1.0)
  – Business Document Assembly (CCDA 1.0)


• Business Process Working Group (BPWG)
  – UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM 2.0)
  – Resource-Event-Agent specialization (REA 1.0)
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                                           Meetings

• Members
  – ~ 20 active members
  – 10+ participants at face-to-face (F2F) meetings


• Meetings
  – TMG F2F Meeting: Vienna, Austria (January 2009)
  – CCWG F2F Meeting: Oslo, Norway (June 2010)
  – 17th UN/CEFACT Forum: Geneva, Switzerland (September
    2010)


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                                         UPCC 3.0

• UML Profile for Core Components 3.0
  – UPCC 3.0 will be the successor of UPCC 1.0
  – Public Review, OPD Step 5, 2nd Review Cycle
  – Expect to move to Implementation Verification by
    the next F2F meeting




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                                         UCM 1.0

• UN/CEFACT Context Methodology 1.0
  – Focus on a robust and complete context
    methodology
  – Consists of 3 parts:
     • Context Value Organization
     • Expression Grammar
     • “Contextualized” Classifier
  – Internal Draft Review, ODP 4
  – Over 200 comments have been addressed

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                                         CCDA 1.0

• Business Document Assembly 1.0
  – Methodology for design time assembly of
    business documents in a semantic and reusable
    order
  – Approved by TMG at the Geneva Forum (Sep
    2010) and subsequently by FMG
  – Call for Participation is on its way



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                                         UMM 2.0

• UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology 2.0
  – UMM is in ODP 6 – Implementation verification
  – 2nd Implementation Verification Draft
  – Received 2 Tool Implementation Verifications
  – Received 1 Project Implementation Verification
  – Await 1 more Project Implementation Verification




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                                         REA 1.0

• Ressources – Events – Agents 1.0
  – REA is an accounting model
  – REA may be used for the business justification of
    inter-organizational systems
  – The project transforms REA concepts to UML for
    the purpose of extending UMM
  – REA will enhance the business requirements
    elicitation of UMM
  – Internal Draft Development, ODP 3.0

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