Trinidad and Tobago Metadata on International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Comtrade Explanatory Notes

Metadata on (i) Trade System, (ii) Trade Valuation, (iii) Commodity Classification, (iv) Trading Partners (Origin/LastKnownDestination), and (v) Exchange Rate.

National Compilation and Reporting Practices (NCDP)
The Trade Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division has conducted national compilation and reporting practices surveys in 2006 and 1996. They contain metadata, inter alia, coverage, trade system, commodity classification, valuation, quantity measurement, and partner country.

2006 Survey:  
1996 Survey:
A summary of the surveys and a comparison between 2006 and 1996 results, as far as possible, are available on the main page: 

Comtrade Publication Notes

Information as to when and from where data was received:  

Responsible Agency, National WebPages for Data and Metadata
•  Responsible agency and national web page: Central Statistics Office

•  Data:
•  Metadata: N/A

IMF Data Dissemination Standards  GDDS /SDDS on Merchandise Trade 
The IMF's data dissemination standards consist of two tiers: the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS), which would apply to all Fund members, and the more advanced Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS), for those member countries having or seeking access to international capital markets. In general, a country subscribes to either GDDS or SDDS.
GDDS provides information on Trade Data Characteristics, Quality, Plans for Information, Dissemination Formats, and Contact Persons.

Additional Information about Country Metadata

For concepts and definitions, please go to the Glossary of this Knowledgebase: .