MEETING OF THE TECHNICAL SUBGROUP ON
MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PERSONS - MODE 4

United Nations
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Statistics Division
31 January - 1 February 2005, Paris

 

Agenda

Monday 31 January

9.30-1:00 International activities and needs for information on remittances and GATS Mode 4

1. Update on the revision of BOP - Issues related to Movement of Natural Persons and Mode 4 (IMF)
2. Summary of the International Meeting on Measuring Remittances (Washington D.C, 24-25 January 2005) (World Bank)
3. Measuring migrants’ remittances; the EU perspectives (Eurostat)
4. Results of the EU working group on remittances statistics (European Central Bank)
5. GATS - Mode 4 a review and analysis of information needs (WTO/OECD)

2:30-6:00 Country experiences

6. Country practices in the calculation of BPM5 flows related to movement of natural persons and in particular remittances

a. Fictitious example of how to calculate remittances based on US experience (BEA)
b. Japan experience in the calculation of remittances (Japan)
c. France
d. United Kingdom
e. Germany
f. Italy
g. India

Tuesday 1 February

9:00-1:00 Conceptual issues on remittances and Mode 4

7. Universe for the statistical framework on temporary movement of persons - Issue paper (UNSD)
8. Issue paper on remittances
9. Universe for GATS – Mode 4 – Issue paper

2:30 6:00

13. Data exercise – presentation of the results and discussion
14. Discussion of the TSG functioning; relationships with other groups and future work
15. Future meetings