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UN Comtrade Data Fair

25-09-2017  – 25-09-2017 Geneva

Just preceding the 2017 WTO Public Forum, the United Nations Statistics Division will organize the first one-day UN Comtrade Data Fair in close collaboration with the World Trade Organization and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.The main objective of this Fair is to explain and demonstrate the latest on international trade data and their analytical use for trade policies.

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Regional Workshop on International Trade Merchandise Trade Statistics

11-09-2017  – 13-09-2017 Suzhou

In order to better measure international trade, new recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics were adopted by all UN member states through the UN Statistical Commission in 2010. Countries have started implementing the new elements of these international standards, notably the trade by mode of transport, trade by country of consignment, trade by inward and outward processing, reporting customs procedure codes, and imports valuation on an FOB basis. And in addition, countries are encourage to provide the data elements to global repository of official international trade statistics database (UN Comtrade) maintained by UN Statistics Division.

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Regional Workshop on the Compilation of the Tourism Satellite Account

19-06-2017  – 20-06-2017 Manila

The workshop is organized jointly by UNSD and the World Tourism Organization and will be hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Tourism of the Philippines in Manila on 19-20 June 2017. Representatives of national statistical offices of 13 developing countries, mostly from the region, will participate in the workshop. Experts from developed economies and international organizations will share their experience on the implementation of Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

The purpose of the workshop is to explain what a TSA is, how it can be used for national tourism policies, and what the challenges are to compile it. The TSA provides a coherent framework to integrate and analyse the variety of economic statistics relevant to tourism, both on the supply (industry) side and on the demand (tourist) side. The TSA also provides an economic measure of the importance of tourism in terms of expenditures, GDP and employment which are comparable with similar measures for the overall economy.

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Seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains - jointly organized by Eurostat and UNSD

06-06-2017  – 08-06-2017 Luxembourg City

Eurostat and UNSD are jointly organizing a seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains in Luxembourg on 6-8 June 2017.

The seminar will discuss the Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains. The main objective of the Handbook is to provide a high-level overview of how economic statistics can be made more accurate and relevant in measuring the effects of globalization in national accounts and business statistics. The Handbook will provide a national perspective on globalization based on a Global Value Chain approach for specific industries in a multi-country supply chain of goods, value adding services and institutional arrangements. It should be helpful to a wide range of data compilers.

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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 (http://www.tradesift.com) 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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Regional Workshop on International Trade Statistics

26-09-2016  – 29-09-2016 Ashgabat

The objective of the workshop is to improve the understanding of international recommendations on international merchandise trade statistics and on international trade in services statistics, to share hands-on experiences in data acquisition, data compilation strategies (including data standardization and checking), data quality framework and data analysis and dissemination among trade statistics compilers. Furthermore, the discussion will be touching upon the improvement of data access and flow within national statistical systems with better coordination and cooperation among data providers and compilers. The ultimate goal is to produce the highest quality of international trade in goods and services statistics, which are relevant for the policy makers at home and which are also comparable at the regional and international levels.

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Joint GCC-STAT/UNSD Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

07-02-2016  – 10-02-2016 Muscat

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Centre for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat) are jointly organizing a Regional Workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics in Muscat, Oman from 7 to 10 February, 2016. The objective of the workshop is to improve the understanding of international recommendations on international merchandise trade statistics and to share hands-on experiences in data acquisition, data compilation strategies (including data standardization and checking), data quality framework and data analysis and dissemination among trade statistics compilers.

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1st meeting of the Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics

26-01-2016  – 28-01-2016 New York

The first meeting of this expert group will take place on 26-28 January 2016 in New York. The group, consisting of 20 countries and 7 agencies, is mandated to produce a handbook on a system of extended international and global accounts. This handbook should serve as the measurement framework for international trade and economic globalization.

The outline and scope of the handbook will be discussed in detail at this meeting. Beside developing the accounts and the corresponding global input-output tables, the group will address also the challenges of a global enterprise group register, firm heterogeneity and asymmetries in bilateral trade and foreign direct investment.

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Regional seminar on international trade statistics

03-11-2014  – 06-11-2014 New Delhi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), Ministry of Commerce and Industry and CSO, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India in cooperation with EU-ASEAN COMPASS project jointly organize a Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics from 3 to 6 November in New Delhi, India.

The objective of seminar is to improve the understanding of recommendations on international trade statistics and to share experiences on how to possibly improve the implementation in national statistical systems with better coordination and cooperation among data providers and compilers. And the ultimate goal is to produce the highest quality of international trade statistics, which are relevant for the policy makers at home and which are also comparable at the regional and international levels.

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International conference on the measurement of trade and economic globalization

29-09-2014  – 01-10-2014 Aguascalientes

DESA's Statistics Division and the Statistical Office of Mexico (INEGI) in cooperation with OECD, the World Trade Organization and Eurostat are organizing an international conference on the measurement of trade and economic globalization. The objective of this international conference is to discuss conceptual and practical ways of measuring trade and economic globalization, through the understanding of comprehensive statistical frame, global production and business practices, requirements and micro-data compilation for a global Supply-Use Table, firm heterogeneity and the impact of global production on national, regional and global economy.

This international conference will bring together international and national experts in the compilation of trade, business or national account statistics and analysts/researchers who are interested in measuring trade and economic globalization.

The high level of import content in exports makes gross bilateral trade statistics unsuitable for bilateral trade negotiations. Trade analysis requires new measures which better reflect the level of interdependencies among countries engaged in global value chains. In order to understand the true nature of trade relationships, it is necessary to know what each country along a global value chain contributes to the value of a final product. In addition, it is important to understand how that contribution is linked to those of other suppliers in other countries coming before and after along the chain, and how much employment and income is generated through this value addition.

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Regional seminar on international trade statistics: implementation of recommendations

12-05-2014  – 16-05-2014 Addis Ababa

Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics: Implementation of recommendations organized jointly by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) from 12 to 16 May 2014 at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The objective of the seminar is to strengthen the capacity of the national statistical systems of countries throughout the African continent in statistics of international trade in goods and services. This activity forms a significant part of the broader effort to improve integrated economic statistics through the implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts.

The seminar will bring together national experts in the compilation of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS), statistics of international trade in services (SITS), and the goods and services accounts of the balance of payments. The agenda is meant to elicit hands-on discussion and focuses on the status and, especially, the challenges encountered in the implementation of the international recommendations in these fields. A specific item on the agenda is the report of the results of the IMTS quality assessment questionnaire, along with selected issues of concern. Other topics are bridging IMTS and BOP, informal cross border trade, linking trade and the business register, FATS, and data dissemination. The joint activity is an important component in the overall effort to improve evidence-based policy making in Africa.

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UN regional workshop on statistics of international trade in services

11-12-2012  – 14-12-2012 Bogota

In 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission adopted the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010) and requested the international community to make extra efforts in providing capacity building activities to developing countries. In this context UNSD organizes a training workshop on compilation issues of MSITS 2010 for Latin American countries from 11 to 14 December 2012 in Bogota, Colombia. The workshop is organized jointly with the national statistical office of Colombia and with support from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. The agenda of the workshop will cover topics such as the general framework of MSITS 2010, the main data collection and data processing issues with special attention to enterprise surveys and the use of ITRS, the compilation issues related to measuring Travel services and Tourism-related international trade in services, the compilation of foreign affiliates statistics and some cross-cutting issues such as quality management, meta-data and the use of information technology.

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Regional workshop on international trade statistics: implementation of IMTS 2010 and a new vision for trade statistics

01-10-2012  – 05-10-2012 San Jose

This workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC) of Costa Rica which is hosting this event. The focus of the workshop will be on the updated and new recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) as contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS 2010) and their implementation within the countries of Latin America. Particular attention will be given to the elements of the recommendations that provide additional information and that aim at the further development of the merchandise trade statistics in countries (or areas).

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Regional seminar on international trade statistics for Arab countries

12-06-2012  – 14-06-2012 Amman

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in collaboration with the Department of Statistics of Jordan, the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) and the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), are jointly organizing a Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics from 12 to 14 June 2012 in Amman, Jordan. The seminar aims to enhance the capacity of the national statistical systems of Arab countries to produce reliable and high quality trades statistics. The seminar will focus on the compilation of statistics of international trade in services and on linking trade and enterprise statistics in view of an increasing globalization of production of goods and services.

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Meeting on compilation issues of IMTS 2010

06-12-2011  – 09-12-2011 Mexico City

UNSD/DESA and INEGI (the national statistical office of Mexico) will jointly organize a meeting on compilation issues of international merchandise trade statistics. The purpose of the meeting is to review the full draft Compilers Manual for the collection, processing and dissemination of trade statistics and to gather country experiences and good practices. Participants in this meeting will be trade statistics experts from developing and developed countries. The meeting will cover all aspects of quality assurance of merchandise trade statistics and will discuss issues like data sources (customs administration and enterprise surveys), institutional arrangements for data exchange, integration of trade data from different sources, data processing, preparation of meta-data, dissemination of data and the calculation of external trade indices.

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  • Matthias Reister Tel. , Tel.: +1 917-367-7098, E-mail: reister@un.org

Measuring trade patterns and global value chains in East Asia, regional seminar on international trade statistics as a follow-up to the global forum

24-10-2011  – 26-10-2011 Beijing

At the Global Forum on Trade Statistics in February 2011 in Geneva, policy makers and chief statisticians both made explicit demands to improve the relevance of international trade statistics by connecting and integrating them with other economic statistics.

As a follow-up, UNSD in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics of China will conduct a regional seminar for countries of Asia focusing on the implementation of the new recommendations for international trade statistics, which were adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2010, while emphasizing the linking of trade and business statistics. Special attention will be devoted to the issue of the measurement of trade in value-added in the global production processes. For more information

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Seminar on international trade statistics: Implementation of IMTS 2010 and follow-up to the global forum

26-09-2011  – 30-09-2011 Vilnius

The Global Forum on Trade Statistics in February 2011, jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) in Geneva, made explicit demands to improve the relevance of international trade statistics by connecting and integrating it with other economic statistics.

As a follow-up to the Global Forum on Trade Statistics, UNSD in cooperation with Eurostat and Statistics Lithuania, is organizing a seminar for countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia from 26 to 30 September in Vilnius, Lithuania. The seminar will focus on the implementation of the new recommendations on merchandise trade statistics (IMTS 2010), which were adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2010, with emphasis on linking trade and other economic statistics. For more information

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Global forum on trade statistics: measuring global trade - Do we have the right numbers?

02-02-2011  – 04-02-2011 Geneva

Trade statisticians around the world are working tirelessly in getting the numbers right, but are we measuring the right numbers? This is the overarching theme of this Global Forum “Measuring Global Trade – Do we have the right numbers?” organized jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), and in collaboration with the World Trade Organization (WTO). The forum will take place on 2-4 February 2011 in Geneva at the WTO.

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Workshop on statistics of international trade in services

30-11-2010  – 03-12-2010 Hanoi

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the General Statistical Office of Vietnam is organizing a Workshop on Statistics of International Trade in Services for the South-East Asian countries. The workshop is organized within the framework of the UN/DESA Development Account project for the strengthening of the statistical capacity of countries in South East Asia.

The workshop will take place from 30 November until 3 December 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The objective of the workshop is to train representatives from national statistical offices and central banks of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Timor-Leste and Vietnam on the methodology of trade in services statistics and on current country-practices in compilation of trade in specific services sectors. The training focuses on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for the implementation of the international recommendations, taking account of country specific circumstances and facilitating the establishment of a network of statisticians among these South East Asian countries. The workshop reviews particularly the travel item and tourism statistics.

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Workshop on updated and new recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS 2010) and their implementation in countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa region

01-11-2010  – 05-11-2010 Lusaka

This workshop on the updated and new recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS) and their implementation in countries of the Sub-Saharan Africa region is organized by UNSD in cooperation with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Participants will learn about the new and updated recommendations and share their experiences in the compilation of IMTS and the implementation of the international recommendations (old and new) on IMTS, also with view on identifying issues and best practices for inclusion in the updated IMTS Compilers Manual.

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Workshop on the methodology and data compilation of international merchandise trade statistics

02-02-2010  – 05-02-2010 Phnom Penh

This UN/DESA workshop on the Methodology and Data Compilation of International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) aims to strengthen the statistical capacity of the five South East Asian countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Timor Leste and Vietnam in the area of IMTS, in particular with respect to data collection and compilation, and the application of the concepts and definitions for IMTS (covering both existing and new or revised recommendations). The workshop is organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN/ESCAP) and the National Statistical Institute of Cambodia which will host this workshop. Countries are expected to develop country specific action plans which will serve as guidance for national data compilers to improve IMTS compilation and dissemination.

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Workshop on statistics of international trade in services: challenges and good practices

01-12-2009  – 04-12-2009 Rio de Janeiro

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a workshop on statistics of international trade in services in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries in collaboration with the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and Banco Central do Brasil and Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The workshop will be hosted by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro between 1 and 4 December 2009.

The objective of the workshop is to train representatives from national statistical offices and central banks from the Latin American and Caribbean countries on methodological development of the statistics of trade in services and also the current country-practices in compiling trade in services statistics. The training will focus on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for the implementation of the international recommendations in country specific circumstances and facilitate the establishment of a network of statisticians in the participating countries working on service trade statistics.

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Task force on statistics of international trade in services

19-11-2009  – 20-11-2009 Paris

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 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).

At its next meeting (19-20 November 2009) TFSITS is focusing on the finalization of the text of the revised Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010) and to draft a report to be submitted for the approval of the UN Statistical Commission (SC) in 2010. TFSITS is to discuss the following topics: the implementation process of the revised manual, including preparing a compilation guidance; the quality of SITS data and comparability of databases at different international organizations; the promotion of MSITS 2010.

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2nd meeting of the Expert group on international merchandise trade statistics (EG-IMTS)

03-11-2009  – 06-11-2009 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing the second meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics from 3 to 6 November 2009 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The main purpose of the meeting is to review and endorse the provisional draft of the revised recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics which has to be submitted to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption at its 41st Session (23-26 February 2010). Also, the Expert Group will discuss a number of issues relevant to the development of the implementation program of the revised recommendations. Experts from different countries and regions as well as from international and regional organizations active in the area of international merchandise trade statistics will be participating in this meeting.

The provisional draft of the revised recommendations contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, 2010 (IMTS2010) has been submitted for a worldwide consultation and is available together with further information about the revision process on the UNSD website.

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Workshop for developing countries on the revision of the recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS)

31-03-2009  – 03-04-2009 Bogotá

The United Nations Statistics Division UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in cooperation with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC) and the Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE)of Colombia organizes a workshop for Developing Countries on the Revision of the Recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS), which will take place from 31 March to 3 April 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia. This workshop is part of a special effort of UNSD and UN/ECLAC to inform and receive feedback from developing countries on the IMTS revision process. The focus of the workshop will be on the concepts and definitions for international merchandise trade statistics as contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2), and their application in countries.

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Meeting of the task force on international merchandise trade statistics (TFIMTS), 10-11 March 2009, and the joint session of the Inter-agency task forces on international merchandise trade statistics and of statistics of international trade in services 12 March 2009

10-03-2009  – 12-03-2009 Bangkok

The major item on the agenda of the Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (TFIMTS) will be the revision of the international recommendations on IMTS—the draft revised recommendations are scheduled to be submitted to the Statistical Commission for adoption at its forty-first session in 2010. The meeting will discuss the results of the first round of worldwide consultation and the recent virtual meeting of the Expert Group on IMTS as well as further work during 2009 and beyond (update of the compilers manual, implementation and critical issues for IMTS). Besides other methodological developments, issues related to trade databases and trade analysis are also on the agenda. The Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services will cover overlapping issues of trade in goods and services.

The Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS) will discuss the revision of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS) with the aim of submitting it for the approval of the UN Statistical Commission in 2010. The following items are also on the agenda of the TF: compilation guidance to support the use of the MSITS, problems of data quality and historical consistency and the experience and plans in ECLAC and APEC region, TFSITS web-site and newsletter, upcoming seminars and expert group meetings. The Joint Session of the Inter-Agency Task Forces on International Merchandise Trade Statistics and of Statistics of International Trade in Services will discuss the report from the Statistical Commission and the Working Group on the Impact of Globalization on National Accounts, Coverage of trade statistics—goods for processing and intra-firm trade of multinationals.

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Virtual meeting of the Expert group on international merchandise trade statistics

05-11-2008  – 26-11-2008 --Virtual event--

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a virtual meeting of the Expert Group on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (EG-IMTS) to discuss further the revision of the international recommendations on IMTS. This meeting will be conducted electronically through an 'expert forum' between 5-26 November 2008.  This meeting is an important part of the revision process of the existing recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics which were approved by the UN Statistical Commission at its twenty-ninth session and published in International Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2). The objectives of the meeting are (i) to discuss the results of the first round of worldwide consultation on the 17 issues most relevant for setting the scope of the future recommendations as identified by the EG-IMTS and (ii) to agree on how to incorporate them into the future revised recommendations. To facilitate the discussion UNSD will provide its initial proposals for IMTS, Rev. 3 on all 17 issues which were submitted for consultation. These proposals are based on the results of the first round of worldwide consultation.

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Workshop on statistics of international trade in services: challenges and good practices

07-10-2008  – 09-10-2008 Kiev

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine and the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISSTAT) is organizing a workshop on statistics of international trade in services in the CIS countries. The workshop will be hosted by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine between 7 and 9 October 2008 in Kiev.  The workshop aims to train representatives from national statistical offices and central banks from the CIS countries on methodological development of the statistics of trade in services and also the current country-practices in compiling trade in services statistics. The training will focus on both the interpretation of conceptual issues and options for the implementation of the international recommendations in country specific circumstances and facilitate the establishment of a network of statisticians in the CIS countries working on service trade statistics.

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Workshop for developing countries on the revision of the international recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS)

09-09-2008  – 12-09-2008 Bangkok

At its thirty-ninth session (26 - 29 February 2008) the Statistical Commission endorsed the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) initiative and strategy to revise the existing recommendations for international merchandise trade statistics and requested that the draft revised recommendations be submitted to the Commission for adoption at its forty-first session in 2010. One key element of the UNSD revision strategy is a worldwide consultation process with national trade statistics compilers. In this context UNSD in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN/ESCAP) organizes a workshop for Developing Countries on the Revision of the Recommendations for International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS), which will take place from 9 to 12 September 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is part of a special effort of UNSD and UN/ESCAP to inform and receive feedback from developing countries on this revision process. The workshop will review and discuss the current recommendations on international merchandise trade statistics contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2), in particular but not limited to the important issues identified by the expert group on IMTS in its first meeting in December 2007 and subject to a worldwide consultation.  The report of the expert group meeting and the document for worldwide consultation which was sent to countries in May 2008 are available at the website of the expert group

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2006 International workshop on country practices in compilation of international merchandise trade statistics

12-12-2006  – 15-12-2006 Bangkok

The workshop will review the country practices in compilation of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS) in the regions of South and South-East Asia. This review will be guided by the country replies to the questionnaire on the National Compilation and Dissemination Practices (NCDP), which was sent out in July 2006. The questionnaire deals with a broad range of issues starting from institutional arrangements to reporting practices. In addition, current concepts, definitions and recommendations of IMTS, Rev.2 will be reviewed and discussed in light of the revisions of SNA93, BPM5, the Manual on SITS, the Kyoto convention and relevant economic classifications. Issues which will be covered are-among others - the boundary between goods and services, goods for processing abroad, and linkages between trade and business statistics.

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Workshop on the compilation of international merchandise trade statistics

15-06-2006  – 22-06-2006 Douala

Joint UNSD/CEMAC regional workshop in central Africa on the Compilation of International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS). Customs officers and statisticians of the National Statistical Offices came together to solve problems in producing trade data.

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