Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics Strengthening Data Compilation and Analytical Capacity

03-04-2017  – 06-04-2017 Male

The Customs Services of Maldives and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are jointly organizing a regional workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistic, with the theme of “Strengthening Data Compilation and Analytical Capacity”. The regional workshop will take place in Male, Maldives from 3 to 6 April 2017.

As an ongoing capacity development project to strengthen trade data compilation and analytical capacity, the workshop’s objectives are to address questions regarding methodology and challenges in data compilation of International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS); exchange country experiences with issues such as data acquisition, data compilation strategies and data dissemination related to compilation of IMTS; establish close cooperation among institutions which are providing, compiling and using trade statistics and; acquire practical knowledge in trade data analysis through the use of TradeSift ( and data visualization. The ultimate goal is to enable compilers to produce international merchandise trade statistics of the highest quality and enable compilers and users to analyze trade statistics relevant to their needs.

The target groups of participants are the compilers and users of IMTS respectively.

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