Christophe Reynaud, Innovations Manager at MGI gave a presentation at the 26th UN/CEFACT* forum which took place in Marseille during Mediterranean Economic Week from 2 to 6 November 2015.
MGI participates in UN/CEFACT thematic transport working groups and its work to facilitate international trade facilitation. This enables its solutions to be backed by a recognised framework of international standards, guaranteeing maximum interoperability with organisations in its field.
Christophe Reynaud was a panellist at the round table discussion Looking ahead to a Mediterranean Alliance for Electronic Trade on the topic of “The role of port users’ and port authorities’ information systems”.
Ci5’s ambition to cover door-to-door services involves incorporating the greatest variety of partners possible. The various Mediterranean partners in the supply chain appear as key players with whom it is possible to exchange information in a reliable and secure way, establishing the port of Marseille Fos as a leading trade hub in the Mediterranean. The creation of a Mediterranean alliance for electronic trade would be an interesting initiative for promoting exchanges, inspired by work carried out within UN/CEFACT.
Other topics were also discussed during this roundtable :
Summary of progress made by UN/CEFACT Forum experts: Perspectives on new deploymentsby Lance Thompson, President of UN/CEFACT
Legal and contractual aspects of electronic management for public and private international trade procedures: Focus on Mediterranean countries, by Ilène Choukri, barrister in Nice. Doctor of law.
The action of the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) by Zilé Soihili, Executive Director
of Innovation and Development.
The Moroccan experience in the African Alliance for E-Commerce and its expectations from a Mediterranean Alliance, by Mohamed Benayad, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Jalal Ben Hayoun, Executive Director of Portnet.
*UN/ CEFACT: United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business