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International Merchandise Trade
Priority objectives:

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• Finalizing the International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual, Revision 1;
• Major upgrade of the UN Comtrade database, including the integration of monthly data;
• Gradually developing new methodology for the future of trade statistics, by linking trade and business statistics, integrating trade in goods and services and improving institutional arrangements at national level, as expressed in the "Vision 2020" document.

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Ongoing work:

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International Trade in Services

Priority objectives:

• Development of the Compilers Guide for the revised Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010;
• Establishment of UN Expert Group on compilation of SITS (EG-CSITS);
• Further development of the UN database on international trade in services (UN ServiceTrade);
• Gradually developing new methodology for the future of trade statistics, by linking trade and business statistics, integrating trade in goods and services and improving institutional arrangements at national level, as expressed in the "Vision 2020" document.

Ongoing and new activities:

• Concening the meetings of EG-CSITS for the development of the Compilers Guide for MSITS 2010;
• Contribute to the drafting of the compilation guide for IRTS 2008;
• Capacity development activities for the improvement of compilation practices and implementation of the new international recommendations (MSITS 2010);
• Continuation of data collection activities on a worldwide basis in cooperation with other involved international organizations;
• Supporting the work of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services, including publishing the Newsletter of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services and maintaining its website.

 

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