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Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010)

VersionRev. 1
Valid fromAdoption by the forty-first session of the Statistical Commission (23 to 26 February 2010)
Previous versionsST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/86
DescriptionMSITS 2010 sets out an internationally agreed framework for the compilation and reporting of statistics of international trade in services in a broad sense, which addresses the needs, including those of international trade negotiations and agreements, for more detailed, more comparable and more comprehensive statistics on this type of trade in its various forms. The recommendations will enable countries to progressively expand and structure the information they compile in an internationally comparable way. MSITS 2010 conforms with and explicitly relates to the System of National Accounts 2008 and the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual produced by the International Monetary Fund. MSITS 2010 provides a more detailed classification of services (EBOPS 2010) delivered through conventional trade between residents and non-residents. The Manual includes a treatment of local delivery of services through foreign commercial presence. The Manual provides clarifications on inward and outward FATS. The Manual includes a new chapter discussing “modes of supply” described in GATS.
Maintenance organization International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Trade Organization (WTO)
Statistical domains 2.6 International trade and balance of payments
Type of standardConcepts and Definitions
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Information last updated18/08/11