Export Packing List


Project Details

Project Identifier
Bureau Decision #
#2006011, #2007024; #2010048
Project Proposal Status


Project Page

Export Packing List

Supporting VC
Project Lead
HoD Support
Submitted date
Draft Development Completion
Publication Date

Project purpose

The data exchange of Export Packing Lists is a data exchange to support sellers providing transport services providers with shipment delivery information. The data requirements to support this data exchange is well covered within the UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and the Supply Chain Reference Data Model. However, many trading partners still have a document-centric approach to data exchange such as the HANMOV UN/EDIFACT UNSM which was developed to cover these requirements. Also, this data exchange is not very visible on the UN/CEFACT website and could benefit from the documentation of the Business Requirements Specification (BRS) and Core Component based data exchange structure.

Project scope

The project will develop business requirements and document these into a BRS and will also prepare a CCBDA message structures for the Export Packing List data exchange.
This message should be proposed and maintained as subsets of the existing UN/CEFACT Supply Chain Reference Data Model (SCRDM). This will allow implementers to not only utilize them as stand-alone document-centric messages, but also to integrate them into a more holistic data-driven exchange of information.

Project Deliverables

The project deliverables are:

  • Deliverable 1:  Export Packing List BRS
  • Deliverable 2:  CCBDA message structure and schema for Export Packing List..

Exit Criteria

The exit criteria will be:

  • For Deliverable 1
    • BRS ready for publication with comment log demonstrating that all comments have been taken into consideration
  • For Deliverable 2
    • CCBDA message structure and schema ready for publication.

Project Team Membership and Required Functional Expertise

Membership is open to UN/CEFACT experts with broad knowledge in the area of:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics

In addition, Heads of Delegations may invite technical experts from their constituency to participate in the work. Experts are expected to contribute to the work based solely on their expertise and to comply with the UN/CEFACT Code of Conduct and Ethics and the policy on Intellectual Property Rights.

Geographical Focus

The geographical focus is global.

Initial Contributions

The following contributions are submitted as part of this proposal. It is understood that these contributions are only for consideration by the Project Team and that other participants may submit additional contributions in order to ensure that as much information as possible is obtained from those with expertise and a  material interest in the project. It is also understood that the Project Team may choose to adopt one or more of these contributions “as is”.

List any initial contributions:

  • UN/EDIFACT messages (HANMOV)

Resource Requirements

No additional secretariat resources will required.

Project Proposal Files