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EBGT Overview 2009 Plenary Sessions 9-12 November, 2009 Peter Amstutz UN/CEFACT Plenary Vice Chair

Jan 02, 2016



  • eBGT Overview2009 Plenary Sessions 9-12 November, 2009

    Peter AmstutzUN/CEFACT Plenary Vice Chair

    7th UN/CEFACT FORUM Lyon

  • *Agenda

    eBGT Overview

    eBGTs Strategic Importance

    Status of eBGT projects

    Ways forward

  • *About eBGTeBGT stands for electronic Business, Government and Trade initiativeApproved by the Plenary in 2008 to continue until March 2010Covers four key strategic areas: Online StandardsCapacity BuildingCommunicationGap Analysis

  • *About eBGT

    eBGT initiatives are designed to be cross-domain, and across the UN/CEFACT permanent group structure and open to any who wish to participate.

    Allows for projects to be strategic in nature that deal with issues that are central to UN/CEFACT and stakeholders.

  • *eBGTs Importance

    eBGT supports and furthers the strategic direction of UN/CEFACT.

    eBGT allows for more direct involvement of stakeholders in working on strategic issues.

  • *Status of eBGTOnline StandardsBureau Oversight: Garret MinekawaProjects (currently in draft)Online Standards ShowcaseOnline Standards RegistryCommunicationsBureau Oversight: Mike DoranProject (currently in draft)Communications StrategyWebsite

  • *Status of eBGTCapacity BuildingBureau Oversight: Mike DoranProject (currently in draft): Capacity Building StrategyGap AnalysisBureau Oversight: Peter AmstutzApproved Projects: Core Component Library Framework, Core Component Library Outreach, Priority Stakeholder MessagesProject in draft: Sustainable Operational Support

  • *Approved ProjectsThree Gap Analysis Projects approved by the FMG during Sapporo Forum

    Core Component Library Outreach (CCLO)Priority Stakeholder Messages (PSM)Core Component Library Framework (CCLF)

  • 9th November 2009Geneva*eBGT Project Core Component Library Outreach (CCLO)Report to the 15th UN/CEFACT Plenary Session

    Project Leader: Chris Hassler

    7th UN/CEFACT FORUM Lyon

  • 9th November 2009Geneva*Summary

    A major outreach effort to improve the usability and completeness of the Core Component Library (CCL) in relation with other trade-related information standard sources (libraries, dictionaries, directories, etc.) and in meeting the needs of Member States and other stakeholders.


  • 9th November 2009Geneva*AgendaProject ScopeProject DeliverablesProject StatusFuture Plans


  • 9th November 2009Geneva*ScopeOutreach to members of UN/CEFACT and external organizations that have established liaisons with UN/CEFACT.

    This project is not intended to do the detailed work of the CCL harmonization, only to identify and report on where the efforts should be best directed.


  • 9th November 2009Geneva*DeliverablesA short summary reportoverview of issues, including annexesindicate the major work aheadwith respect to components from WCO and the Trade Data Elements Directory (ISO 7372). in relation to other related libraries

    Provide input into the Standards Development Advisory Team


  • Deliverables (cont.)The report will provide a view on ways to strengthen support for stakeholder priority goals, particularly towards offering guidance on:(1) what gaps could be filled for UN/CEFACT to offer an increasingly comprehensive "one-stop-shop" core component library (2) articulate roadmaps in going forward (3) identify where in the CCL linkages to other libraries can be made (4) clarify the usages of the CCL (e.g. harmonization, semantic compatibility, interoperability)The document will identify possible ways to improve processes involved in harmonisation, auditing and production of UN/EDIFACT and XML.

    9th November 2009Geneva*


  • 9th November 2009Geneva*Current StatusFirst meeting occurred on Wednesday, November 4Team members:Ki Pak, Mohd Nazri Yaakub, Eva Chan, Shanta de Silva, Hisanao Sugamata, Ian Hogg, Lance Thompson, Kazumi Hirai, James Whittle, Sue Probert, Mary Kay Blantz, Henk van Maaren, Malcolm McKinnon, Anthony Davies


  • Current Status (cont)Editing team identifiedLead Editor: Mary Kay BlantzEditing team: Sue Probert, Hisanao Sugamata, Lance ThompsonIdentified preliminary list of trade-related resources both with and without existing liaisons within CEFACT

    9th November 2009Geneva*


  • 9th November 2009Geneva*PlansIdentified Preliminary GapsInadequate identification of what the Buy-Ship-Pay model is and what it containsInadequate documentation of the Core Component Library for non-CEFACT usersNeed for mapping to non-CEFACT data models


  • Plans (cont)Areas to be ExploredNeed to know if CCL contains data elements needed for Priority Stakehold MessagesNeed to identify resources necessary to fill identified gapsPlan to release report by end of December, 2009

    9th November 2009Geneva*


  • Priority Stakeholder Messages2009 Plenary Sessions 9-12 November, 2009

    Tim McGrathProject Leader

    7th UN/CEFACT FORUM Lyon

  • SummaryIdentifying the priority set of electronic document types needed to support the global facilitation of trade.Provide alternative roadmaps to address requirements.This project is not intended to do the detailed work of message development only to identify and report on where the efforts should be best directed.3-4 months

  • ProblemMany stakeholders require and are already undertaking projects Some have not re-assessed their requirements over timeCurrent CEFACT approachrelying on building a common approach differing timelines, differing domain-specific drivers. may lead to gaps.

  • StrategyIdentify key stakeholdersMember States Implementers of electronic document exchangesSurvey their requirementsTargeted consultationsIdentify prioritiesEngage with Members of UN/CEFACT external organizations Identify gaps between requirements and deliverablesPropose strategies for addressing these

  • RequirementsAvailabilityUseabilityOpen-nessTractionSanctionGovernance

  • Candidate Stakeholders (so far...)Various European GovernmentsPEPPOL projectUS Dept of TransportElectronic Freight Management projectPISCESProperty management projectEuropean CommissionePRIOR projectFreightwise/e-Freight projectSpanish Dept of EconomyCODICE projectEtc, etc, etc..

  • Core Component Library Framework 2009 Plenary Sessions 9-12 November, 2009

    Jostein FromyrProject Leader

    7th UN/CEFACT FORUM Lyon

  • SummaryIdentifying gaps in the UN/CEFACT technical specifications governingthe Core Component Library supporting XML schemas.Demonstrate different approaches in meeting stakeholder needs. Options to make self-conformance statements:Core Component Technical Specifications,Naming and Design Rules. Completion within 3-4 months

  • ProblemMany stakeholders are undertaking projects that require: common end-to-end, cross-industry and cross-border recommendations and standards What is relevant, workable and scalable?

  • StrategyEngage with members of UN/CEFACT and external organizations that have established liaisons with UN/CEFACT. Identify and articulate stakeholder requirements for methodology and approaches for the use of the Core Component Library.Identify gaps in the ability of current technical specifications to meet identified requirements.Examine different ways to go forward in addressing envisaged UNeDocs deliverables, Such as support for the re-use of common input for various types of formats (e.g., paper-oriented UN Layout Key, UN/EDIFACT and XML).

  • DeliverablesA short report overview of submissionsexamples and demonstrations as annexes.The document will identify:identified gaps in methodologies associated with the current framework of the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and supporting XML schemassupport for stakeholder needsIdentified opportunities and ways forward.

  • *Approved Projects

    Calls for participationMore participation is neededParticipation selection will have Bureau oversight to ensure mix of skills and scope of coverage

    Opportunities for stakeholders

  • eBGT Overall progress and way forward2009 Plenary Sessions 9-12 November, 2009

    Sylvie ColaseBGT coordinator

    7th UN/CEFACT FORUM Lyon

  • eBGT in figureseBGT is an 18 months initiative launched in September 2008made of 4 critical domains of activity currently oversight by designated members of the BureauGap analysis:3 projects in progress 1 project proposal On-line standards:2 project proposals Communication:3 project proposals Capacity building:2 project proposals

  • On-line standardsBureau Oversight: Garret MinekawaProjects proposals in draftOnline Standards ShowcaseShort-term development projectPurpose is promotional - Focus on the Buy-Ship-Pay modelMaintained long-termOnline Standards RegistryMedium/long-term projectStrategy formulationPhased implementationPurpose is operational

  • CommunicationBureau Oversight: Mike DoranConsiderationsCore themesTarget-audience diversityMediaProject proposals in draftCommunication strategy and the way forwardStrategic and operational ways to improve the UN/CEFACT website International Trade Facilitation Model

  • *Capacity buildingBureau Oversight: Mike DoranReflects the work prepared for the Executive CommitteeKey aspects of capacity-building affecting the implementation of international standards Project proposals in draftManagerial capacity-building package Technical capacity-building package

  • eBGT project initiationeBGT is expected to facilitate the active participation of

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