42nd UN/CEFACT Forum: Accelerating Digital Trade Adoption

July 9
12:45 pm
 – 2:00 pm

The Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and UNECE will announce a “Call to Action” for the global adoption and implementation of the Key Trade Documents and Data Elements (KTDDE) standards. Purpose: This session will mobilize a global response towards the adoption of KTDDE standards, leveraging the collective influence and reach of key global entities. It will spotlight the critical role of standardized digital trade processes in enhancing global trade efficiency, reducing costs, and building digital trust at scale.

H-200, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland

Opening Remarks: Introduction by UNECE-UN/CEFACT

DSI Presentation of the KTDDE Framework: Overview of the framework, emphasizing collaborative efforts across standard organizations, intergovernmental bodies, and industry leaders to adopt, align and develop standards for digitalizing supply chains.

Panel Discussion: Global Impact of Standards Adoption

  • Moderated by DSI, featuring representatives from WTO, ISO, GS1, ESCAP, ICAO
  • Rapid-fire discussion on the benefits of a unified approach and each organization’s contributions to promoting KTDDE adoption.

Call to Action Announcement

  • Official announcement of the Joint Call to Action for global standards adoption
  • Outline of expected actions from public and private sectors and the roadmap for implementation.
  • Recognition of early supporting organizations (UN/CEFACT, DCSA, BIMCO, FIATA, IATA, MSC) and a brief showcase of their planned roadmaps.

Q&A and Closing Remarks (15 mins): Emphasizing the need for continued collaboration and engagement.