Recommendation No.1

United Nations Layout Key for Trade Documents

Author/Source: UNECE through its Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)

Year of adopting/publication: 1973 (first version), last revision approved 1981 The UN Layout Key was first adopted in 1963 under the name ECE Layout Key.
Document reference: ECE/TRADE/ 137

Link to the document on the internet: Recommendation 1

Purpose: To provide an international basis for the standardization of documents used in international trade and transport and for visual display representations of such documents

Summary: The Recommendation No. 1 presents the United Nations Lay- out Key for trade documents, the rules for the location of codes used in this context and introduces the United Nations System of Aligned Trade Documents. It should be read together with the “Guidelines for Application. Informative Annex to Recommendation No. 1", adopted in March 2001. (ECE/TRADE/270)-

Pages that cite the Rec. No. 1:

CEN E-invoice
Document Alignment
Supporting documents
UNLK Rec.1
Rec. N.6 Aligned Invoice Layout Key
Rec. N.22 UN Layout Standard Consignment Instr.
Single Window Implementation
TIR Convention
"To be" Process
Trade Documents
UNNExT Data Harmonization Modelling Guide
UNNExT Document Alignment Guide