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International Seminar on Trade and Tourism Statistics

Organized jointly by UNSD, APEC and ASEAN Secretariat, hosted by BPS-Statistics Indonesia
with support from AANZFTA ECWP and APEC TATF

Jakarta, Indonesia
7 - 10 October 2013


The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the ASEAN Secretariat with support of BPS-Statistics Indonesia and the APEC secretariat will organize an International Seminar on Trade and Tourism Statistics from 7 to 10 October 2013 at the headquarters of BPS-Statistics Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The agenda of the workshop will cover topics such as a new approach for the measurement of international Trade and Global Value Chains, the MSITS 2010 Compilers Guide and the Compilation Guide for Tourism Statistics. Specific topics will include enterprise and establishment surveys; surveys of persons and households; Travel and Tourism statistics; Transportation statistics; Manufacturing services on inputs owned by others; FATS, FDI and multi-national enterprises; Guidelines for Statistical Business Registers; and linking trade, FDI and FATS with the business register.


Monday, 7 October 2013

08:30 - 09:00
Registration for participants
09:00 - 12:30
Opening and Overview of Methodology of SITS
01.   Welcome
02.   Opening statements
03.   Adoption of the agenda
04.   New approach: International Trade and Global Value Chains
05.   Overview of data availability
06.   Overview of the MSITS 2010
14:00 - 17:00
Resident – Non-resident Trade in Services
07.   Data sources and compilation of selected service categories
7a.   Transportation services - Enterprise Surveys, International Transaction Reporting System (ITRS), Administrative records
7b.   Other Business services – Enterprise Surveys
7c.   Computer services – Enterprise surveys, ITRS
7d.   Manufacturing services on inputs owned by others – Enterprise surveys, Administrative records
7e.   Overview of SDMX
  • Breakout sessions: country practices in the compilation of transportation, other business, computer and manufacturing services
  • Plenary discussion

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

09:00 - 12:30
Data Compilation: Travel and Tourism
08.   Data Compilation: Travel and Tourism statistics, including surveys of persons and households
8a.   Travel vs. International Tourism
  • Travellers vs. visitors; different coverage of flows
  • Different coverage of expenditure
  • Different breakdowns and treatments
8b.   Estimating resident/non-resident flows from national/foreign flows in airports
8c.   Other measurement issues related with flows at borders: land borders, cruises
14:00 - 17:00
Travel and Tourism Statistics
09.   Overview of the compilation guide for tourism expenditure
10.   Data compilation: measuring tourism expenditure
10a.   Main data sources
10b.   Compiling resident / nonresident flows
10c.   Inbound / outbound / domestic tourism
10d.   Institutional arrangements between national agencies
  • Breakout sessions: country practices in the compilation of tourism expenditure
  • Plenary discussion

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

09:00 - 12:30
FATS, FDI and Modes of Supply
11.   Overview of the compilation guide regarding FATS
12.   FDI in services: Data sources and compilation
13.   Foreign Affiliates Trade in Services: Data sources and compilation
14.   Measuring the Modes of Supply
14:00 - 17:00
Business registers, FATS, Modes of Supply
15.   Guidelines for statistical business registers
16.   Linkage: trade statistics, FATS, and FDI with the business register
  • Breakout sessions: country practices in FATS, Modes of Supply and integrated economic statistics
  • Plenary discussion

Thursday, 10 October 2013

09:00 - 12:30
Compilation of Tourism Statistics
17.   Overview of the compilation guide for tourism supply side
18.   Tourism supply: Service providers
18a.   Accommodation
18b.   Transportation
18c.   Catering
18d.   Tour operators
19.   Non-tourism industries and their linkage to tourism
14:00 - 17:00
Round table discussion: Trade, tourism, global value chains and sustainable development
  • Conclusions and way forward


Presentations available for download
13 January 2013

Presentations now available for download.

Press Release added
8 October 2013

The press release is now available for download above.

Agenda updated, Questions added
25 September 2013

The Agenda has been updated; namely, the order of previous agenda items 5 and 6 has been switched and a new agenda 7e (Overview of SDMX) has been added. The downloadable agenda has been updated as well. The Questions for the Break-out Sessions document is also now available above.

New Documents added
6 September 2013

The Information Note and Hotel Reservation Form are now available for download.

Event page launched
29 August 2013

The Announcement and Provisional Agenda documents are available for download.