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United Nations Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (EG IMTS)



Implementation of IMTS 2010 - Work on the Compilers Manual
 
Edited white cover version of International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual, Revision 1 (IMTS 2010-CM) - now available
     IMTS 2010-CM
 
Report of the Secretary General to the forty-third session of the Statistical Commission on International Merchandise Trade Statsitics
     Statistical Commission - Report on IMTS
 
Fourth Virtual Meeting of the EG-IMTS on the Update of the IMTS Compilers Manual
20 December 2011 - 19 January 2012
     Report of the Fourth Virtual Meeting
 
Meeting on compilation issues of IMTS 2010
6 - 9 December 2011, Mexico City, Mexico
     Report of the meeting
     Meeting materials
 
Third Virtual Meeting of the EG-IMTS on the Update of the IMTS Compilers Manual
21 September - 4 November 2011
     Report of the Third Virtual Meeting
 
Second Virtual Meeting of the EG-IMTS on the Update of the IMTS Compilers Manual
8 June - 22 July 2011
     Report of the Second Virtual Meeting
 
Worldwide consultation on the update of the Compilers Manual for International Merchandise Trade Statistics
March-May 2011
Please find enclosed the request by UNSD:
     UNSD letter
     Annex I - Response form
     Annex II - Annotated draft outline of the IMTS Compilers Manual
     Report on the results (June 2011)
 
First Virtual Meeting of the EG-IMTS on the Update of the IMTS Compilers Manual
12 January - 28 February 2011
     Report of the First Virtual Meeting
 


Implementation questionnaire
 
Report on the Results of the UNSD Questionnaire on the plans of IMTS 2010 implementation
Please find enclosed the full report based on the replies of countries as received by end of September 2010:
     Report on the Results of the questionnaire on IMTS 2010 implementation
 


International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definititions 2010 (IMTS-2010)
 
International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions (IMTS 2010)
Please find enclosed the IMTS 2010 as submitted to the editor early May 2010:
     IMTS 2010 (in Arabic)
     IMTS 2010 (in Chinese)
     IMTS 2010 (in English)
     IMTS 2010 (in French)
     IMTS 2010 (in Russian)
     IMTS 2010 (in Spanish)
   
New recommendations on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS 2010) adopted in February 2010
The Statistical Commission, at its forty-first session, held in New York from 23 to 26 February 2010, adopted the draft of the International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS 2010) as the new international recommendations for merchandise trade statistics (See Official records of the Economic and Social Council, 2008, Supplement No. 4 (E/2008/24 and E/CN.3/2008/34), chapter I, section B, Decision 39/109).
   
Revision process towards IMTS 2010
The provisional draft of IMTS 2010 had been prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division in cooperation with members of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (EG-IMTS) and the Inter-agency Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (TF-IMTS). The draft incorporated inputs from national statistical offices and international organizations received during the two rounds of the worldwide consultations. The draft was reviewed and endorsed by the EG-IMTS at its second meeting, held from 3 to 6 November 2009, and submitted to the Commission at its forty-first session.
   
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