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Interagency Task Force on Statistics of
(updated 18 May 2011)
2011: MSITS 2010 is now available
The revised Manual (MSITS 2010) is now available for download
2010: Adoption of the revised Manual by the UN Statistical Commission
2009: Final worldwide consultation on draft of revised MSITS
A final worldwide consultation documents including the draft chapters of the manual and a questionnaire was conducted in July - September 2009.
2008: Second worldwide consultation on draft of revised MSITS
A second worldwide consultation document and questionnaire was sent out September 2008.
2006: First worldwide consultation on draft of revised MSITS
A first worldwide consultation document and questionnaire was sent out April 2006 to all the member countries of the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as to interested international organisations.
2002: Manual on Statistics of Interational Trade in Services (MSITS) published
This first Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services was prepared by the Interagency Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) authorised by the Statistical Commission of the United Nations to meet the needs of a variety of producers and users of trade data but in particular the needs of the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS). GATS categorises trade in services according to four modes of supply - cross border, consumption abroad, commercial presence and presence of natural persons.