“Turkmen Logistics” Association took part in the 14th annual UNECE seminar on trade facilitation and digital exchange of information


At the invitation of UKRVNESHTRANS (“Transport, Forwarding and Logistics Organizations in Ukraine”), the partner of the Association “Turkmen Logistics”, specialists of our Association took part online at the 14th annual International capacity building seminar on trade and transport facilitation, conducted under the aegis of UNECE.

The event was organized as a follow-up to the High-Level International Conference “Digital Transformation of Information Exchange in Supply Chains Using United Nations Standards”, held in Baku, Azerbaijan in October 2022.

The agenda of the seminar also included topics raised in a joint statement following the ministerial meeting of the countries, participating in the United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), in Geneva on April 17, 2023.

The two-day seminars, which brought together experts and representatives of the business communities of the beneficiary countries (SPECA, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and partner countries, were mainly devoted to capacity building for developing skills in target countries to introduce innovative methods, including technology transfer for the implementation of electronic data and equivalent document exchange, in accordance with UN/CEFACT standards and supporting tools.

On the first day of the workshops, 22 May, the participants got acquainted with the implementation of the EU Electronic Freight Transport Information Regulation (eFTI) and the use of UN/CEFACT standards. The second half of the day was devoted to possible pilot test projects to be implemented with TRACECA – digitalization of the CIM/SMGS consignment note, harmonization and digitalization of railway data and document exchange. The second day continued with a review of best practices in the implementation of port community systems in transition economies, during which the audience got introduced to up-to-date information on the exchange of data between the Caspian ports. In addition, issues of linking public and private information flows into a single system, the possible use of UN/CEFACT standards for air cargo documents, the experience of such projects as SMART WAY and EU4Digital were discussed.