Controlled Trade Markup Language Technical Committee
Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 15:54:06 -0400
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Karl F. Best
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Controlled Trade Markup Language (CTML) Technical Committee (TC)
Statement of Purpose
The end of the Cold War opened new opportunities for international trade, but it also created new challenges to managing transfers of sensitive and strategic goods. The risk of unauthorized sales of strategic items increased as traditional control systems broke down and the number of governmental and private entities with possible access to such items increased. Compounding matters, technological developments, like the Internet, now permit industry to increase the speed and efficiency of its electronic trading processes, requiring improved government-industry cooperation at all levels. However, there is no single, unified, and open means for government and industry to share information in a structured and meaningful manner. Now, more than ever, both government and industry need to improve their data sharing capabilities so that industry remains competitive and so that governments can protect truly sensitive goods.
The purpose of the Trade Control Markup Language (TCML) Technical Committee (TC) is to develop a unified trade control vocabulary that supports an international collection of business documents (e.g., trade applications, cases, licenses, delivery verification certificates, etc.) through the extension and expansion of an existing XML vocabulary. A goal of our work will be to incorporate the best features of other XML business vocabularies and provide a clearly articulated interface to other mutually supporting specifications. In the end, the TCL specification is intended to become an international standard for controlled trade activities, and together with other XML specifications, allow industry, nongovernmental organizations, and governments to unambiguously identify the essential business and legal documents to be exchanged in particular business contexts and geographic locales (i.e., country).
Furthermore, the TCL will align its vocabulary and structures with the vocabulary and structures of other OASIS libraries (like Unified Business Language, Business Transactions, and Customer Information Quality) and implement a mechanism for the generation of context-specific schemas for basic business documents and their components through the application of transformation rules to a common XML source library.
The specification will be open to everyone without licensing or other fees.
List of Deliverables
- Draft XML Vocabulary, due 6 months after first meeting, Deliverable
formats in Unicode, RTF, or PDF file formats
- Final XML Vocabulary, due 12 months after first meeting, Deliverable
formats in Unicode, RTF, or PDF file formats
- Usage Scenarios, as required, Deliverable formats in Unicode, RTF, or
PDF file formats
Date and Time of First Meeting
June 21, 2002, format: teleconference
Meeting Schedule for the Year
Bi-weekly VTC or teleconference, Every 90 Days
Instant Messaging, Every 90 Days
Names and address of proposers
- Todd Harbour, firstname.lastname@example.org, Individual member
- Thomas Fergus, email@example.com, Individual member
- Glenn Golding, firstname.lastname@example.org, Individual member
- John Borras, email@example.com, U.K. Office of e-Envoy
- Steven Saboe, firstname.lastname@example.org, U.S. Dept. of State
Name of TC Chairman
Names of Meeting Sponsors
Names of Face-to-face Meeting Sponsors
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See additional references in the new item of 2002-05-20: "New OASIS Technical Committee for Controlled Trade Markup Language (CTML)."