EDIFACT – The UN EDI standard most commonly used in Europe

What is EDIFACT?

UN/EDIFACT (United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport) is the EDI document standard most commonly employed across the European region.

It is a structured language which emerged in the 1980s from the work of a United Nations group known as Working Party 4. It is a multi-country, multisector standard which although initially designed for the retail industry is now extensively used in areas such as health, construction, logistics and transport or services (banking, insurance, etc.).

Featured UN/EDIFACT documents:

  • APERAK    Application error and acknowledgement message
  • COACSU   Commercial account summary message
  • COARRI    Container discharge/loading report message
  • CODECO   Container gate-in/gate-out report message
  • COEDOR   Container stock report message
  • COHAOR   Container special handling order message
  • CUSCAR    Customs cargo report message
  • CUSDEC    Customs declaration message
  • CUSRES    Customs response message
  • DELFOR    Delivery schedule message
  • DELJIT      Delivery just in time message
  • DESADV    Despatch advice message
  • IFCSUM    Forwarding and consolidation summary message
  • IFTCCA     Forwarding and transport shipment charge calculation message
  • IFTDGN    Dangerous goods notification message
  • IFTFCC      International transport freight costs and other charges message
  • IFTIAG      Dangerous cargo list message
  • IFTICL       Cargo insurance claims message
  • IFTMAN    Arrival notice message
  • IFTMBC    Booking confirmation message
  • IFTMBF     Firm booking message
  • IFTMBP    Provisional booking message
  • IFTMCA    Consignment advice message
  • IFTMFR     International Forwarding And Transport
  • IFTMIN     Instruction message
  • IFTRIN      Forwarding and transport rate information message
  • INVOIC     Invoice message
  • INVRPT     Inventory report message
  • ORDCHG  Purchase order change request message
  • ORDERS    Purchase order message
  • ORDRSP   Purchase order response message
  • OSTENQ    Order status enquiry message
  • OSTRPT    Order status report message
  • PARTIN     Party information message
  • PRICAT     Price/sales catalogue message
  • PRIHIS      Pricing history message
  • PRODAT   Product data message
  • RECADV    Receiving advice message
  • REMADV   Remittance advice message
  • SLSRPT     Sales data report message
  • TAXCON   Tax control message

Other EDIFACT documents

  • AUTHOR Authorisation message
  • AVLREQ  Availability request – interactive message
  • AVLRSP   Availability response – interactive message
  • BALANC  Balance message
  • BANSTA  Banking status message
  • BAPLIE    Bayplan/stowage plan occupied and empty locations message
  • BAPLTE   Bayplan/stowage plan total numbers message
  • BERMAN Berth management message
  • BMISRM Bulk marine inspection summary report message
  • BOPBNK  Bank transactions and portfolio transactions report message
  • BOPCUS  Balance of payment customer transaction report message
  • BOPDIR   Direct balance of payment declaration message
  • BOPINF   Balance of payment information from customer message
  • BUSCRD  Business credit report message
  • CALINF    Vessel call information message
  • CASINT    Request for legal administration action in civil proceedings message
  • CASRES   Legal administration response in civil proceedings message
  • CHACCO  Chart of accounts message
  • CLASET    Classification information set message
  • CNTCND  Contractual conditions message
  • CODENO Permit expiration/clearance ready notice message
  • COLREQ  Request for a documentary collection message
  • COMDIS  Commercial dispute message
  • CONAPW Advice on pending works message
  • CONDPV  Direct payment valuation message
  • CONDRA Drawing administration message
  • CONDRO Drawing organization message
  • CONEST  Establishment of contract message
  • CONITT   Invitation to tender message
  • CONPVA  Payment valuation message
  • CONQVA Quantity valuation message
  • CONRPW Response of pending works message
  • CONTEN  Tender message
  • CONWQD               Work item quantity determination message
  • COPARN  Container announcement message
  • COPAYM Contributions for payment
  • COPINO   Container pre-notification message
  • COPRAR  Container discharge/loading order message
  • COREOR  Container release order message
  • COSTCO  Container stuffing/stripping confirmation message
  • COSTOR  Container stuffing/stripping order message
  • CREADV  Credit advice message
  • CREEXT   Extended credit advice message
  • CREMUL  Multiple credit advice message
  • CUSEXP   Customs express consignment declaration message
  • CUSPED   Periodic customs declaration message
  • CUSREP   Customs conveyance report message
  • DEBADV  Debit advice message
  • DEBMUL Multiple debit advice message
  • DEBREC   Debts recovery message
  • DESTIM   Equipment damage and repair estimate message
  • DGRECA  Dangerous goods recapitulation message
  • DIRDEB   Direct debit message
  • DIRDEF    Directory definition message
  • DMRDEF Data maintenance request definition message
  • DMSTAT  Data maintenance status report/query message
  • DOCADV  Documentary credit advice message
  • DOCAMA Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message
  • DOCAMI  Documentary credit amendment information message
  • DOCAMR Request for an amendment of a documentary credit message
  • DOCAPP  Documentary credit application message
  • DOCARE  Response to an amendment of a documentary credit message
  • DOCINF   Documentary credit issuance information message
  • ENTREC   Accounting entries message
  • FINCAN   Financial cancellation message
  • FINPAY    Multiple interbank funds transfer message
  • FINSTA    Financial statement of an account message
  • GENRAL  General purpose message
  • GESMES  Generic statistical message
  • HANMOV Cargo/goods handling and movement message
  • ICASRP    Insurance claim assessment and reporting message
  • ICSOLI     Insurance claim solicitor’s instruction message
  • IFTMCS   Instruction contract status message
  • IFTSAI     Forwarding and transport schedule and availability information message
  • IFTSTA    International multimodal status report message
  • IFTSTQ    International multimodal status request message
  • IHCEBI     Interactive health insurance eligibility and benefits inquiry and
  • IHCLME   Health care claim or encounter request and response – interactive
  • IMPDEF   EDI implementation guide definition message
  • INFCON   Infrastructure condition message
  • INFENT   Enterprise accounting information message
  • INSDES    Instruction to dispatch message
  • INSPRE    Insurance premium message
  • INSREQ   Inspection request message
  • INSRPT    Inspection report message
  • INTCHG   Interchange Control Structures
  • IPPOAD   Insurance policy administration message
  • IPPOMO  Motor insurance policy message
  • ISENDS    Intermediary system enablement or disablement message
  • ITRRPT    In transit report detail message
  • JAPRES    Job application result message
  • JINFDE    Job information demand message
  • JOBAPP   Job application proposal message
  • JOBCON  Job order confirmation message
  • JOBMOD Job order modification message
  • JOBOFF   Job order message
  • JUPREQ   Justified payment request message
  • LEDGER   Ledger message
  • LREACT   Life reinsurance activity message
  • LRECLM   Life reinsurance claims message
  • MEDPID   Person identification message
  • MEDPRE  Medical prescription message
  • MEDREQ Medical service request message
  • MEDRPT  Medical service report message
  • MEDRUC Medical resource usage and cost message
  • MEQPOS Means of transport and equipment position message
  • MOVINS  Stowage instruction message
  • MSCONS Metered services consumption report message
  • PASREQ  Travel tourism and leisure product application status request – interactive message
  • PASRSP   Travel tourism and leisure product application status response –
  • PAXLST    Passenger list message
  • PAYDUC  Payroll deductions advice message
  • PAYEXT   Extended payment order message
  • PAYMUL  Multiple payment order message
  • PAYORD  Payment order message
  • PROCST   Project cost reporting message
  • PRODEX  Product exchange reconciliation message
  • PROINQ  Product enquiry message
  • PROSRV  Product service message
  • PROTAP  Project tasks planning message
  • PRPAID    Insurance premium payment message
  • QALITY    Quality data message
  • QUOTES  Quote message
  • RDRMES Raw data reporting message
  • REBORD  Reinsurance bordereau message
  • RECALC   Reinsurance calculation message
  • RECECO   Credit risk cover message
  • RECLAM  Reinsurance claims message
  • RECORD  Reinsurance core data message
  • REGENT  Registration of enterprise message
  • RELIST     Reinsured objects list message
  • REPREM  Reinsurance premium message
  • REQDOC  Request for document message
  • REQOTE  Request for quote message
  • RESETT   Reinsurance settlement message
  • RESMSG Reservation message
  • RESREQ  Reservation request – interactive message
  • RESRSP   Reservation response – interactive message
  • RETACC   Reinsurance technical account message
  • RETANN  Announcement for returns message
  • RETINS    Instruction for returns message
  • RPCALL    Repair call message
  • SAFHAZ  Safety and hazard data message
  • SANCRT  International movement of goods governmental regulatory message
  • SKDREQ  Schedule request – interactive message
  • SKDUPD  Schedule update – interactive message
  • SLSFCT    Sales forecast message
  • SOCADE  Social administration message
  • SSIMOD  Modification of identity details message
  • SSRECH   Worker’s insurance history message
  • SSREGW Notification of registration of a worker message
  • STATAC   Statement of account message
  • STLRPT    Settlement transaction reporting message
  • SUPCOT  Superannuation contributions advice message
  • SUPMAN Superannuation maintenance message
  • SUPRES   Supplier response message
  • TANSTA  Tank status report message
  • TIQREQ   Travel tourism and leisure information enquiry request – interactive message
  • TIQRSP    Travel tourism and leisure information enquiry response – interactive message
  • TPFREP   Terminal performance message
  • TSDUPD  Timetable static data update – interactive message
  • TUPREQ  Travel, tourism and leisure data update request – interactive message
  • TUPRSP   Travel, tourism and leisure data update response – interactive message
  • UTILMD   Utilities master data message
  • UTILTS    Utilities time series message
  • VATDEC   Value added tax message
  • VESDEP   Vessel departure message
  • WASDIS  Waste disposal information message
  • WKGRDC Work grant decision message
  • WKGRRE Work grant request message