Message-ID: <268523160.4099.1495579016275.JavaMail.confluence@ece-vmapps> Subject: Exported From Confluence MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="----=_Part_4098_244701595.1495579016274" ------=_Part_4098_244701595.1495579016274 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Location: file:///C:/exported.html 2.6 International trade and balance of payments (UN Statistics D= ivision)

2.6 International trade and balance of payments (UN Statistics Divi= sion)

International Merchandise Trade
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Priority o= bjectives
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 =E2=80=A2 Major upgrade of the UN Comtrade database, including t= he integration of monthly data.

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 =E2=80=A2 Developing an = overarching framework for international trade statistics and economic globa= lization.

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=E2=80=A2 Linking trade and business statistics, integrating trade in go= ods and services and improving institutional arrangements at national level=

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Ongoing work
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=E2=80=A2 Capacity development activities for the improvement of compila= tion practices and implementation of the new international recommendations = (IMTS 2010).

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=E2=80=A2 Maintenance of UN COMTRADE to provide high quality data and ef= ficient public, governmental and international agency access.

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=E2=80=A2 Production of analytical outputs, such as the Trade Statistics= Yearbook.

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=E2=80=A2 Coordination of international statistical work in the field of= trade statistics (in co-operation with EUROSTAT, OECD, UNCTAD, FAO, WTO, W= CO, the UN Regional Commissions and other international and regional organi= zations).

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International Trade in services
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=E2=80=A2 Development of the Compilers Guide for the Manual on Statistic= s of International Trade in Services 2010.

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=E2=80=A2 Further development of the UN database on international trade = in services (UN ServiceTrade).

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=E2=80=A2 Developing an overarching framework for international trade st= atistics and economic globalization

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Ongoing and new activities
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=E2=80=A2 Conducting meetings of EG-CSITS for the development of the Com= pilers Guide for MSITS 2010.

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=E2=80=A2 Contribute to the drafting of the compilation guide for IRTS 2= 008.

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=E2=80=A2 Capacity development activities for the improvement of compila= tion practices and implementation of the new international recommendations = (MSITS 2010).

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=E2=80=A2 Continuation of data collection activities on a worldwide basi= s in cooperation with other involved international organizations.

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=E2=80=A2 Supporting the work of the = Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services, including publ= ishing the Newsletter of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trad= e in Services and maintaining its website.

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