UN / EDIFACT (United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport) is a cross-industry international standard for the format of electronic data in business transactions. EDIFACT is one of several international EDI standards. A UN body called CEFACT, which is affiliated with UNECE, is responsible for the EDIFACT standard.

The basic standardization concept of EDIFACT is that there are uniform message types whose English name is United Nations Standard Message (UNSM). In so-called subsets, the message types can be specified in more detail for each branch.

Each message consists of an envelope that wraps the message content in a similar way to an envelope. This envelope consists of the segments UNB and UNZ. This envelope contains the agreed code numbers for the sender and recipient, as well as the content of the message, times for tracing and checking elements. A message itself consists of segments, data element groups and data elements.

The optional segment UNA plays a special role as it defines the segment and element separator as well as the decimal separator for all subsequent data.

ID Type Short Type Description Sample
CONPVA Payment valuation message
STATAC Statement of account message
MEDRPT Medical service report message
DOCAMR Request for an amendment of a documentary credit message
RECADV Receiving advice message
BAPLIE Bayplan/stowage plan occupied and empty locations message
GESMES Generic statistical message
FINSTA Financial statement of an account message
CONITT Invitation to tender message
DOCINF Documentary credit issuance information message
REQOTE Request for quote message
SUPMAN Superannuation maintenance message
INSRPT Inspection report message
CUSRES Customs response message
COSTOR Container stuffing/stripping order message
INFENT Enterprise accounting information message
BALANC Balance message
GOVCBR Government Cross Border Regulatory message
RETACC Reinsurance technical account message
JUPREQ Justified payment request message
IFTMBP Provisional booking message
PRICAT Price/sales catalogue message
CONWQD Work item quantity determination message
CONDPV Direct payment valuation message
SUPRES Supplier response message
JOBMOD Job order modification message
PRPAID Insurance premium payment message
REBORD Reinsurance bordereau message
ICSOLI Insurance claim solicitor’s instruction message
STLRPT Settlement transaction reporting message
MEDRUC Medical resource usage and cost message
REPREM Reinsurance premium message
TANSTA Tank status report message
COPRAR Container discharge/loading order message
FINCAN Financial cancellation message
IFTRIN Forwarding and transport rate information message
GENRAL General purpose message
DEBREC Debts recovery message
ICASRP Insurance claim assessment and reporting message
SAFHAZ Safety and hazard data message
HANMOV Cargo/goods handling and movement message
DEBMUL Multiple debit advice message
CUSEXP Customs express consignment declaration message
PAYORD Payment order message
CHACCO Chart of accounts message
AUTHOR Authorization message
MEDPID Person identification message
DOCADV Documentary credit advice message
WKGRRE Work grant request message
PROSRV Product service message
ENTREC Accounting entries message
SSREGW Notification of registration of a worker message
RELIST Reinsured objects list message
VATDEC Value added tax message
RECORD Reinsurance core data message
VESDEP Vessel departure message
JAPRES Job application result message
SSRECH Worker's insurance history message
INVRPT Inventory report message
IFCSUM Forwarding and consolidation summary message
PAYDUC Payroll deductions advice message
BERMAN Berth management message
CNTCND Contractual conditions message
RDRMES Raw data reporting message
ITRRPT In transit report detail message
CREADV Credit advice message
IFTICL Cargo insurance claims message
DOCAMI Documentary credit amendment information message
CUSDEC Customs declaration message
RESMSG Reservation message
DIRDEF Directory definition message
IFTMAN Arrival notice message
DELFOR Delivery schedule message
CUSREP Customs conveyance report message
COHAOR Container special handling order message
RECALC Reinsurance calculation message
ORDERS Purchase order message
LRECLM Life reinsurance claims message
DAPLOS Data Plot Sheet
OSTRPT Order status report message
QUOTES Quote message
PARTIN Party information message
DOCAMA Advice of an amendment of a documentary credit message
ORDCHG Purchase order change request message
BOPBNK Bank transactions and portfolio transactions report message
CONQVA Quantity valuation message
CUSCAR Customs cargo report message
SLSFCT Sales forecast message
DMRDEF Data maintenance request definition message
JINFDE Job information demand message
DIRDEB Direct debit message
PAYMUL Multiple payment order message
DEBADV Debit advice message
CALINF Vessel call information message
RECLAM Reinsurance claims message
INSPRE Insurance premium message
CLASET Classification information set message
INFCON Infrastructure condition message
IFTCCA Forwarding and transport shipment charge calculation message
IFTSTQ International multimodal status request message
MOVINS Stowage instruction message
OSTENQ Order status enquiry message
PROTAP Project tasks planning message
BOPCUS Balance of payment customer transaction report message
IFTFCC International transport freight costs and other charges message
IFTDGN Dangerous goods notification message
RESETT Reinsurance settlement message
RECECO Credit risk cover message
SUPCOT Superannuation contributions advice message
REMADV Remittance advice message
DMSTAT Data maintenance status report/query message
BMISRM Bulk marine inspection summary report message
LREACT Life reinsurance activity message
CODECO Container gate-in/gate-out report message
JOBAPP Job application proposal message
LEDGER Ledger message
UTILTS Utilities time series message
CASINT Request for legal administration action in civil proceedings message
QALITY Quality data message
TAXCON Tax control message
ORDRSP Purchase order response message
IFTSAI Forwarding and transport schedule and availability information message
PRODEX Product exchange reconciliation message
COPARN Container announcement message
COPINO Container pre-notification message
COEDOR Container stock report message
IFTMIN Instruction message
COACSU Commercial account summary message
WKGRDC Work grant decision message
CREMUL Multiple credit advice message
COSTCO Container stuffing/stripping confirmation message
PRIHIS Pricing history message
ISENDS Intermediary system enablement or disablement message
CODENO Permit expiration/clearance ready notice message
SOCADE Social administration message
CONEST Establishment of contract message
COMDIS Commercial dispute message
IFTSTA International multimodal status report message
INVOIC Invoice message
FINPAY Multiple interbank funds transfer message
BOPDIR Direct balance of payment declaration message
BANSTA Banking status message
IPPOAD Insurance policy administration message
MEDPRE Medical prescription message
SANCRT International movement of goods governmental regulatory message
IFTMBC Booking confirmation message
DESADV Despatch advice message
CONDRA Drawing administration message
PRODAT Product data message
PROCST Project cost reporting message
CONTEN Tender message
BUSCRD Business credit report message
DELJIT Delivery just in time message
INSDES Instruction to despatch message
PROINQ Product inquiry message
MEDREQ Medical service request message
BOPINF Balance of payment information from customer message
REQDOC Request for document message
TPFREP Terminal performance message
IFTMBF Firm booking message
REGENT Registration of enterprise message
PAXLST Passenger list message
INSREQ Inspection request message
CONDRO Drawing organisation message
CONRPW Response of pending works message
PAYEXT Extended payment order message
DGRECA Dangerous goods recapitulation message
CREEXT Extended credit advice message
DOCARE Response to an amendment of a documentary credit message
IFTMCA Consignment advice message
JOBCON Job order confirmation message
SSIMOD Modification of identity details message
COLREQ Request for a documentary collection message
RETINS Instruction for returns message
WASDIS Waste disposal information message
CUSPED Periodic customs declaration message
RETANN Announcement for returns message
JOBOFF Job order message
CONAPW Advice on pending works message
COARRI Container discharge/loading report message
APERAK Application error and acknowledgement message
IFTMCS Instruction contract status message
UTILMD Utilities master data message
SLSRPT Sales data report message
IPPOMO Motor insurance policy message
RPCALL Repair call message
MEQPOS Means of transport and equipment position message
COPAYM Contributions for payment
DOCAPP Documentary credit application message
IMPDEF EDI implementation guide definition message
MSCONS Metered services consumption report message
CASRES Legal administration response in civil proceedings message
COREOR Container release order message
DESTIM Equipment damage and repair estimate message