The United Nations electronic Trade Documents (UNeDocs) standard enables the development of simple low-cost solutions to support the generation and exchange of standardized paper and/or electronic international trade documents by implementing existing standards and best practices. It provides a stable supporting basis for Governments to implement Single Window systems.
- The harmonization of national data requirements
- The development of electronic equivalents of paper documents (paperless trade)
- Cross-border data exchange
UNeDocs International Trade Data Model is based on ISO 15000 Part 5 (ebXML) and UNTDED/ISO 7372, from which document data models can be derived, providing the ability to move between paper and digital documents at any point in the international trade transaction and maximizing semantic interoperability.
The UNeDocs Data Model is specifically tailored to the needs of Single Window facilities. It is capable of supporting the full range of Business-to-Government (B2G), Government-to-Business (G2B) and Government-to-Government (G2G) data exchange, including Customs data requirements. Using UNeDocs, the complete set of national trade documents can be integrated into a single solution for simplification, standardization and automation.
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|UNeDocs User Guide v.1
||Provides a training module with the detailed descriptions and explanations on the UN/CEFACT standards required for the implementation of UNeDocs from the perspective of implementing countries. Given the wide area of standards that need to be covered and the complex nature of the subject, this version of the Guide is a work in progress and will be further updated and fine-tuned within the implementation of the UNDA 6 th Tranche project and through the UN Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia-Pacific.
|Introduction to the UNeDocs Data Model
||Provides an introduction to the UNeDocs Data Model to the technical experts. The document introduces the concept of a Data Model, explains the relationship between the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and UNeDocs, and describes the different layers of the UNeDocs Library and the relationship between the UNeDocs Library and the Data Model for a trade document.
|Introduction to Important UNeDocs Aggregate Business Information Entities
||Provides a technical-level introduction into the important Aggregate Business Information Entities of the UNeDocs Data Model.
|Mapping the UNeDocs Data Model to Trade Document
||Demonstrates the process of mapping the data fields from a United Nations Layout Key-aligned Form to the generic UNeDocs Data Model. This mapping creates the subset data model for the specific trade document which can be transformed into an XML data structure in a later step. The Thailand Plant Quarantine Service Phytosanitary Certificate is used as our example for the mapping process. This example describes a recommended practice for the mapping. The completed Form Data Field Table of the Thailand Phytosanitary Certificate is provided as reference.
|Using an Electronic to Map the Form to a UNeDocs Data Model
||Demonstrates the use of a modelling tool to map from a Form to the UNeDocs Data Model. The GEFEG. FX software is used as a modelling tool. The mapping defines a subset document data model expressing the information structure of the Form. In our example, this subset data model is used to generate an electronic (XML) document. This Guide uses the Thailand Plant Quarantine Service Phytosanitary Certificate as an example.