MEDSTAT IV to hold workshop on International Merchandise Trade Statistics to exchange experiences among Southern Neighbourhood countries
March 21, 2017
New concepts and definitions for the International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) have been discussed and adopted by the UN-Statistical Commission in February 2010. New guidelines have been issues and circulated for adapting the statistical production to the new standards and countries have started implementing them. If some of the recommendations are straight forward other may cause some troubles to the statisticians. The EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project will organise a workshop in Brussels on 28-30 March to share the experience of the Southern Neighbourhood partner countries in this area.
Representatives from the statistical institutes and from other institutions involved in the compilation of external trade statistics from the ENP-South countries will meet and work around technical presentations made by a representative from the UN Statistical Department, in charge of the international harmonisation of practices in this area, and by a representative of the “Office des Changes” in Morocco, a country where the compliance with the new standards is already very high.