International trade and balance of payments statistics

8th OECD International Trade Statistics Expert Meeting (ITS), Paris, 17-18 September 2007

 

Monday, 17 September 2007
Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 9.30 a.m.: Joint session with the OECD-Eurostat Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS)


Important notice:
In line with OECD policy to reduce paper consumption, delegates are invited to download the papers from this location and bring them to the meeting. Only a very limited number of paper copies will be made available at the meeting for those delegates who could not bring meeeting documents with them.

 

Draft agenda (14 September 2007)

 

Monday 17 September 2007

1.

Welcome and adoption of the agenda

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS/A(2007)1

2.

Opening

a)

Report of the 7th ITS Meeting 11-13 September 2006

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)1

b)

Update on recent events -  OECD oral report

3.

New developments at OECD

a)

The completion of OECDs  trade databases integration in OECD.STAT - new developments and implications. The treatment of Metadata in OECD's ITCS database - OECD report

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)2

PPT presentation

b)

Meeting user needs- specific analytical extensions of ITCS - OECD

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)3

PPT presentation

c)

The  Joint UNSD-OECD Trade Data Storage and Processing System - an outlook
i) OECD
ii) UNSD

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)4

PPt presentation

4.

New Developments in OECD Member countries and selected Non-member countries - Country oral reports (tour de table) 

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)5

Room document 7

5.

Inter-Agency Co-operation and coordination

a)

Report from the Inter-Agency Merchandise Trade Statistics Task Force  - WTO

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)6

b)

The Common  Data Set -  authoritative world trade aggregates for users across the world - a joint initiative WTO, UNSD, Eurostat, and OECD
Oral Report by WTO

PPT presentation

c)

Tariff Profiles - an Inter-Agency Co-operation UNCTAD/ITC/WTO
Oral Report by WTO

PPT presentation
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

6.

Data quality and analysis

a)

Results of the OECD Quality reviews for  OECDs trade databases ITCS and MSIT and reaction of CSTAT

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)8

PPT presentation

b)

Monthly Statistics (MSIT) : quality review implications  and scope for more synergies with MEI

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)9

PPT presentation

c)

Foreign Trade Statistics: developments in Latin America - presentation from Chile

PPT presentation

d)

The new UNSD Compilers Manual and Supplements  - broadening the scope - UNSD

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)11

(The Secretariat invites delegates to comment on points 6(a) to 6(d))

7.

Methodological Research and Analysis

a)

Export performance indicators and the international growth of re-exports - CPB Netherlands

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)10

PPT presentation

b)

Analysis of asymmetries of trade statistics between Germany and China - FSO Germany

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)22

PPT presentation

c)

The future of analytical applications based on trade statistics: Where do we go? - Oral report - International Trade Centre ITC, Geneva

PPT presentation

d)

Simplification of Intrastat: Current state of play - Eurostat

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)12

PPT presentation

 

(The Secretariat invites delegates to comment on 7(a) to 7(d) and suggest future research topics)

 

8.

Methodological Research: Linkages of Trade and Structural Business Statistics

a)

OECD progress report

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)13

PPT presentation

b)

Eurostat Results of the Standardisation Exercise - Eurostat

(The Secretariat invites in particular delegates from Non-EU OECD countries to comment and express possibilities for participating in this work)  

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)15

9.

Other business and close of ITS meeting

 

 

Tuesday 18 September 2007

Joint 8th International Trade Statistics (ITS) and Trade in Services (TIS) Session

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

10.

Globalisation and Trade

a)

OECD and Globalisation: Organisational arrangements and horizontal co-operation across Directorates, work of the Reflection Group on Globalisation Statistics and Indicators

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)16

PPT presentation

b)

OECDs Trade Indicators Project (TIP): methodological improvements and extended coverage

(The Secretariat invites delegates to advise on further analytical extensions)

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)17

PPT presentation

c)

OECD Globalisation Indicators: - OECD (STI and STD)

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)18

PPT presentation

d)

Globalisation projects at Eurostat - Eurostat

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)19

PPT presentation

e)

The Space sector and International Trade - OECD/SG/AU report

SG/AU(2007)1

PPT presentation

f)

The "re-design" of French Enterprise Statistics to better meet globalisation needs - conclusions of the CNIS Working Group - country report France

PPT presentation

g)

The way forward: the future role of STDs statistical and analytical work on globalisation and trade in the context of the creation of WPTGS - OECD oral report

 

(The Secretariat will invite views from delegates (tour de table) on future directions and priorities

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

11.

Revision of the Balance of Payments Manual

a)

Progress report IMF - BPM 6 Chapter 10 Goods and services account

Room document 4

PPT presentation

(Delegates are invited to discuss some issues related to treatment of intellectual property transactions)

b)

Goods for Processing
i) Draft chapter of the forthcoming IMTS Compiler Manual
ii) From Goods for processing to Manufacturing services - What needs be done to measure these?
For discussion  - OECD/UNSD/WTO/IMF oral presentation

(The Secretariat invites delegates to express their opinion)

STD/NAES/TASS/ITS(2007)21

PPT presentation, OECD

PPT presentation

12.

Foreign Affiliates Statistics

Room document 1

 

FATS and Trade in services - some analytical issues - OECD presentation

PPT Presentation

13.

Revision of the Benchmark definition of FDI
OECD/DAFFE Oral report

PPT presentation

14.

Quality of Balance of Payments Statistics

a)

Reconciliation of foreign trade statistics and balance of payments - Eurostat

STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2007)9

PPT presentation

b)

Austrian methodological changes in Balance of Payments and impact on trade in goods and services statistics - Austrian National Bank - PPT

Room document 2

PPT presentation

15.

Balance of payments and the Rest of the World account SNA

a)

Eurostat/ECB Rest of the World Task Force - Eurostat/ECB

STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2007)7

b)

Trade in goods and services: A report on differences in two OECD datasets

STD/NAES/TASS/SERV(2007)8

PPT presentation

16.

Provisional conclusions and future Programme of Work

 

Cocktail reception: 18h-20h

 

Related Documents

 

OECD-Eurostat Meeting of Experts in Trade in Services Statistics (TIS), Paris, 18-19 September 2007

 

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