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Advancing the Global Statistical System- Major work areas and accomplishments
11 February 2010

Seminar on International Trade Statistics:
Finding answers for a changing world, new challenges and opportunities

25 February 2010, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Conference Room A (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

The seminar is organized by the Trade Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division. The seminar is intended to provide countries with additional information on what is new in the draft revised recommendations for international trade statistics as contained in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 (IMTS2010) and Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010). The seminar will focus also on the opportunities the revised recommendations offer for better capture of globalization and further improvement of trade statistics as well as on the challenges in the implementation of these recommendations.

Organizer: United Nations Statistics Division

Seminar Programme/Agenda

International trade statistics: achievements, challenges and opportunities
Vladimir Markhonko, Chief of Trade Statistics Branch, UNSD


Improving trade statistics and better capturing globalization
(a) IMTS2010
Matthias Reister, Chief of International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section, UNSD
(b) MSITS2010
Andreas Lindner, Head of Trade and Globalisation Statistics Section OECD
Karoly Kovacs, Chief of Statistics of International Trade in Services Section, UNSD


Highlights of the UNSD current trade statistics outputs and future work
Matthias Reister, Chief of International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section, UNSD


General discussion