NATA to present at the 42nd UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva 

Industry News June 4, 2024
NATA to present at the 42nd UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva 
NATA team

NATA’s Brett Hyland will present at the 42nd UN/CEFACT Forum in Geneva on July 9 as part of a session promoting greater trust in digital trade.

UN/CEFACT is the trade facilitation group within the UN and the session will explore trade-related aspects of verifiable trust, data governance and the digitalisation of product conformity data.   

As project lead for the Digital Product Conformity workstream at UN/CEFACT, Brett will provide an update on a draft Business Requirement Specification that his group has been working on since the project launched in October 2023. The project is aimed at producing a standardised approach for securing reliable assurances regarding the attributes of any product, including sustainability attributes. 

The session will also hear from another Australian, Steven Capell, who will unpack the work of his group developing the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transparency at Scale protocol.  This protocol is geared towards whole-of-supply-chain traceability and takes the outputs of the Digital Product Conformity workstream as a key ingredient for the protocol. 

There is considerable international interest in this work, and it is good to see Australia represented in this inter-governmental forum. 

Learn more about this forum here