Seminar on International Trade Statistics


26–30 September 2011 Statistics Lithuania hosted a Seminar on International Trade Statistics Implementation of IMTS 2010 and follow-up to the Global Forum.

This workshop was organised in cooperation with the UN Statistics Division and Eurostat for participants from Eastern European and Central Asian statistical institutions.

The objective was to discuss issues of implementation of International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions 2010 as well as possibilities to link international merchandise statistics with economic statistics of other domains. Both UNSD and Eurostat presented their activities in the field of International trade statistics, which was followed by regional organizations' perspective and country presentations exchanging their practices. The participants were given the possibility to discuss problematic selected topics. The workshop ended with the Round Table Discussion on identification of the important issues for the participating countries.