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EDIFACT

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Definition:
Electronic Data Interchange for administration, commerce and transport. EDIFACT was prepared by UN/ECE Trade Division and adopted by ISO/TC 154. The UN/ECE has also prepared Message Design Guidelines which are included in the UN/ECE Trade Data Interchange Directory. The standard was published in 1988 and amended with very small changes in 1990.

Source Publication:
ISO International Standard 9735:1988 Electronic data interchange for administration, commerce and transport (EDIFACT) Application level syntax rules, September 1996.

Cross References:
Electronic data interchange (EDI)
GESMES

Hyperlink:
http://www.nls.fi/ptk/standardisation/2.html

Statistical Theme: Information and communication technology

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2005