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Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics: Implementation of recommendations

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
12 - 16 May, 2014

The seminar is organized jointly by the AUC and UN DESAĺs Statistics Division in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) with the objective to strengthen the capacity of the national statistical systems of countries throughout the African continent in statistics of international trade in goods and services. This activity forms a significant part of the broader effort to improve integrated economic statistics through the implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts.

The event will bring together national experts in the compilation of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS), statistics of international trade in services (SITS), and the goods and services accounts of the balance of payments. The agenda is meant to elicit hands-on discussion and focuses on the status and, especially, the challenges encountered in the implementation of the international recommendations in these fields. A specific item on the agenda is the report of the results of the IMTS quality assessment questionnaire, along with selected issues of concern. Other topics are bridging IMTS and BOP, informal cross border trade, linking trade and the business register, FATS, and data dissemination. The joint activity is an important component in the overall effort to improve evidence-based policy making in Africa.

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Date 12 - 16 May, 2014
Time
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organizer Communication and Information Management Services (CIMS) [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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