Interagency Task Force on Statistics of
International Trade in Services
(updated 18 May 2011):
The Interagency Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) was established at the request of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and UNCTAD to the Statistical Commission in 1994. The objectives of the Task Force are to elaborate the statistical requirements of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). A Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS) was published in 2002 and the revised version, the MSITS 2010 was adopted by the UN Statistical Commission at its 41st session in 2010 and published in 2011.
The Task Force is convened by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and consists of Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).