Statistics and Data Directorate

OECD-Eurostat Meeting of Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS), Paris, 12 -14 September 2006


Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 02h30 p.m.       
       Joint session with the 7th OECD International Trade Statistics Expert Meeting (ITS)
Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 09h30 a.m.       
       Joint session with the 7th OECD International Trade Statistics Expert Meeting (ITS) until lunch break.
Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 02h30 p.m.
Thursday, 14 September 2006, 09h30 a.m.


 Agenda (7 September 2006)

Tuesday,  12 September 2005, 2h30 p.m.

Joint session International Trade Statistics (ITS) - Trade in Services (TIS) Session

Welcome and opening by E. Giovannini, Chief Statistician of OECD and Director of the Statistics Directorate

11. Globalisation and Trade Indicators Project  

a) OECD Globalisation Indicators – update from OECD/STI  STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2006)27 (pdf)
b) The OECD Trade Indicators:  new developments  - OECD/STD 
STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2006)28 (pdf), Presentation/(2006)28 (PowerPoint)

12. OECD revisions database and application to merchandise trade and current balance aggregates – OECD/STD STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2006)29 (pdf), Presentation/(2006)29 (PowerPoint)

13.The Export Import Price Indices Manual – Progress report for information – OECD/STD
     Oral report  Presentation/(2006)30 (PowerPoint)

14. Revision of the Balance of Payments Manual – Progress report IMF

a) Leases and licenses  IMF/OECD - Oral report
b) Draft BPM Chapter on the “The Goods and Services Account” – For discussion

Cocktail reception 06h00 p.m.


 Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 09h30 a.m.

Joint session ITS-TIS - continued

8. Methodological research issues:
          a) Export champion and “Bazaar economy”? How Germany coped with globalisation – Country
              presentation Germany, BDI STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2006)20 (PowerPoint)

15. Foreign Affiliates Trade in Services Statistics

a) Eurostat Foreign Affiliates Regulation  -  Eurostat oral report  Presentation/(2006)31 (PowerPoint)
b) Country studies:
    i)   Improving Insurance, Wholesale, Retail and Financial Services Measures in FATS and Cross-         border Trade – US BEA Room Document TIS5 (pdf), Presentation/(2006)TIS5 (PowerPoint)
    ii)  Foreign Affiliates Statistics - Australia's experience and plans 
         STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)13 (pdf), Presentation/SERV(2006)13 (PowerPoint)
    iii) FATS and Globalisation Survey in Israel Room Document TIS1 (pdf)
c) How are services being internationalised? - OECD/STD 
    STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)14 (pdf), Presentation/SERV(2006)14 (PowerPoint)

16. Revision of the Benchmark definition of FDI – OECD/DAFFE  Oral report 
      Presentation/(2006)32 (PowerPoint)

17. OECD Balance of Payments Dataset – Progress Report OECD  Oral report
      Presentation/(2006)33 (PowerPoint)

Lunch break

Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 02h30 p.m.

18. Opening

a) Report of 2005 Trade-in-services Meeting STD/NAES/TASS/SERV/M(2006)1 (pdf)
b) Eurostat Activities in Trade in Services and Related Balance of Payments Areas - For information STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)15 (pdf)
c) Report of TFSITS - for information STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)1 (pdf)

19. Updating of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

a) Progress report, worldwide consultation and next steps - OECD 
    STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)2 (pdf), Room document TIS10 (pdf), Room document TIS11 (pdf), 
    Room document TIS11a (pdf), Room document TIS11b  (pdf)
b) Progress with Proposed Chapter on Mode 4 - WTO oral report

20. OECD Data Collection and Dissemination

a) OECD proposals for expansion of  partner country data - For discussion 
    STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)3 (pdf)
b) UNSD new data collection update Room document TIS4 (pdf), Room document TIS4a (pdf), 
    Room document TIS4b (pdf)

21. Data quality and analysis

a) i)   Eurostat Asymmetry Report STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)16 (pdf)
    ii)  OECD reporting of asymmetries – For discussion
    iii) Implementation of MSITS - update STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)5 (pdf)


 Thursday, 14 September 2006, 09h30 a.m.

21. Data quality and analysis (continued)

b) Estimating world flows of services
    i)   OECD STD/ECH - Room document TIS9 (pdf)
    ii)  CEPII France - Oral report
    iii) Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis - Oral report
c) Methodological improvements in data collection
    i)   A New Survey on Trade in Services - INE Spain STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)7 (pdf)
    ii)  Estimating (grossing)  for non-response in enterprise surveys of trade in services (UK ONS) -
         Oral report
    iii)  Are there missing imports of services? - Banque de France Room document TIS6 (pdf)
    iv)  Measuring India's Trade in Services - RBI India STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)9 (pdf)
d) Trade in services data links to Industry data
    i)  Imported services in US Industry Accounts and other studies - BEA
        Room document TIS7 (pdf), Room document TIS8 (pdf)
    ii) OECD paper - Countries will be invited to discuss what information is available (or potentially availabe) on trade in services by industry and by product - Tour de table
STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)10 (pdf)
e) Annual BOP quality reports – Eurostat paper STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)11 (pdf)

22. TSA Revision

a) Progress on Revising the Tourism Satellite Account –World Tourism Organisation - Oral report

Lunch break

23. Reports from other organisations

a) Luxembourg Group on Remittances – Eurostat /IMF/OECD STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2006)17 (pdf)
b) Technical cooperation - WTO oral report  Room Document TIS2 (pdf)

24. Future Programme of Work and Draft Conclusions

25. Other business and date of next  meeting