International trade and balance of payments statistics

First Meeting of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS), Paris, 22-24 September 2008

 

Venue: OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris Meeting Room 1
(changed meeting room: CCR 12)
Find maps and list of hotels at: www.oecd.org/conferencecentre

 

Monday 22 September 2008, 10.00 a.m.: Merchandise trade
Tuesday 23 September 2008, 9.30 a.m.: Globalisation and Cross-cutting Issues
Wednesday 24 September 2008, 9.30 a.m.: Trade in services


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The agenda in PDF:  English French

 

Monday 22 September 2008, 10.00 a.m.

Merchandise trade

1.

Welcome and adoption of the agenda

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)A

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)M

2.

Opening

a)

Election of Chair WPTGS

 

b)

Election of the WPTGS Bureau

c)

For information and comments: Terms of Reference of the WPTGS

CE(2007)9 Room Document

3.

New developments at OECD (oral report)

a)

OECD summary update on recent events

Information
Presentation (ppt)

b)

Enlargement and Enhanced Engagement: the impact on OECD's trade statistics (STD)

Information
Presentation (ppt)

4.

New Developments in OECD Member Countries, Accession Countries  and Enhanced Engagement  Countries (summary by the Chair or by the Secretariat)

Information

Presentation (ppt)
Presentation (ppt) Brazil

Presentation (ppt) Israël

5.

Inter-Agency Co-operation and coordination

Presentation (ppt) ITC

Presentation (ppt) UNSD

a)

Report from the Inter-Agency Merchandise Trade Statistics Task Force and Joint session of TFIMTS and TFITS (WTO)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)1

b)

Update on IMTS Concepts and Definitions, Revision 3 and status of the 2008 world-wide consultation (UNSD)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)2

c)

ExtraStat in the context of the modernized Community customs Code (Eurostat)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)3

Presentation (ppt)

d)

OECD and the future of Inter-Agency co-operation on Trade Statistics (OECD)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)4

Delegates will be asked to advise the Secretariat in its reflection on future strategy to be adopted

Presentation (ppt)

6.

Improving data quality and analysis

a)

Canadian export undercoverage to non-US destinations (Canada)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)5

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Adding value to  foreign trade statistics: recent developments in Italy's "long-term investment" in quality (Italy)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)6

Presentation (ppt)

c)

Brazilian exports statistical depuration system (Brazil)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)7

Presentation (ppt)

7.

Methodological Research and Analysis

 

a)

Harmonising international bilateral trade data for inter-country input-output analysis (OECD/STI)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)8

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Increasing the relevance of trade statistics: Trade by High-Tech products (OECD)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)10

Presentation (ppt)

c)

Reviewing the nomenclature for high-technology trade- the sectoral approach (EC/JRC)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)9

Presentation (ppt)

d)

What explains Germany's rebounding export market share? (IMF)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)11

Presentation (ppt)

8.

Linking Trade with Structural Business Statistics

a)

OECD progress report (OECD/STD) - what is the scope for additional Non-EU countries of OECD to join in?

Information and reaction from Non-EU countries’ delegates

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)12

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Eurostat progress report (EUROSTAT)

Information

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)13

Presentation (ppt)

9.

 

a) Provisional conclusions and future Programme of Work on Merchandise Trade Statistics - developing a longer term strategy for IMTS compilation

Discussion and proposals from OECD countries, accession countries and enhanced engagement countries' delegates

 

b) Other business

 

 

Tuesday 23 September 2008, 9.30 a.m.

Trade, Globalisation and Cross-cutting Issues

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

10.

Globalisation and Trade

a)

Pulling it all together:  The “Globalisation Cube” –Presentation by the Secretariat

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)14

Presentation (ppt)

b)

OECDs  Economic Globalisation  Indicators Publication 2008: state of play of the 2nd EGI publication  (OECD/STI and STD)

Information and discussion. Delegates are invited to comment and suggest additional indicators

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)15

Presentation (ppt)

c)

Trading tasks in a global world: Towards a unified classification of trade in goods and trade in services (OECD/STD)

Information and discussion. Delegates are invited to express their views on the approach outlined

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)16

Presentation (ppt)

d)

Building up a Maritime Transport Costs database (OECD/TAD)

Information and discussion

Presentation (ppt)

e)

Rising fuel prices and trade: A macro-economic impact analysis for big traders (Germany)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)17

Presentation (ppt)

11.

Revision of the Balance of Payments Manual

a)

Progress report IMF

Information

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Goods for Processing

Discussion and reaction from IMTS compilers on outlined consequences

i) Goods for processing and the world-wide consultation for IMTS, Revision 3 (UNSD)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)18

 

ii) Implications from SNA 2008/BPM6  for trade data compilers:
          - Country presentation (Hong Kong, China)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)19

Presentation (ppt) HK China

Presentation (ppt) UNSD

iii) Other boundary issues (e.g. software, merchanting, repairs, etc.) -  (WTO/OECD)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)20

Presentation (ppt)

12.

Implementation of BPM6

Presentation (ppt)

i)  Australian experience in implementing BPM6 (Australia)

 

ii) Impact of BPM6 implementation regarding merchanting and goods for processing in Japan

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)21

Presentation (ppt)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)22

Presentation (ppt)

13.

Recommendations on reconciling merchandise trade statistics and balance of payments  trade in goods  (Eurostat)

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)23
Presentation (ppt) Eurostat

Presentation (ppt) TF BOP-FTS

14.

Implementation of the new Benchmark definition of FDI and the research agenda (OECD/DAF)

Information
Presentation (ppt)

15.

Provisional conclusions and future Programme of Work on Trade and Globalisation Statistics and Cross-cutting issues – can we design a medium-term strategy?

 

Cocktail reception: 18h-20h

 

Wednesday 24 September 2008, 9.30 a.m.

Trade in services

16.

Progress reports on Trade in Services

a)

Eurostat progress on  trade in services and related balance of payments areas (Eurostat)

Information

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)24

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Report of TFSITS and Joint Session April 2008   ( OECD)

Information

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)25

17.

Services Trade Restrictiveness Index

Presentation (ppt)

 

Progress report on analytical work on a services trade restrictiveness index (OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate)

(Delegates will be invited to comment on the statistics component of the project and consider any implications for the future collection of statistics )

Discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)26

18.

Revising the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

 

a)

Progress report and timetable

Information

Presentation (ppt)

b)

Presentation of Draft Chapters of the Revised Manual with main proposed changes and questions for discussion on:


    i)  EBOPS


   ii) FATS

   iii) Chapter on modes of supply
   iv) A new analytical annex

    v)  An annex on cross-cutting issues
   vi) SNA proposals on trade in intellectual property products

  vii) Trade in health services

(The Secretariat will seek delegates' advice on questions raised in the Manual's worldwide consultation document and questionnaire; see material on: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/tradeserv/TFSITS/msits.htm)

Discussion

Presentation (ppt) Chapter IIPresentation (ppt)

Presentation (ppt) Chapter V

Presentation (ppt)

Room document 1

Presentation (ppt)

Room document 2

Presentation (ppt)

 

 

 

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)29

19.

OECD Data Collection and Dissemination

a)

OECD Progress in  expansion of  partner country data

 

Information

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)30

Presentation (ppt)

b)

UNSD Trade in Services Statistics: Data collection and the UN Service Trade database

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)28
Presentation (ppt)

c)

Improving Service Trade Statistics and Strengthening Trade Promotion in Mexico

Presentation (ppt)

20.

Research

a)

Globalisation and services revisited, an estimated dataset by modes of supply( OECD/STD)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)31
Room Document

Presentation (ppt)

b)

A harmonised trade in services by partner database? – France/CEPII

Information

Presentation (ppt)

c)

Estimating bilateral flows in remittances  ( OECD/STD)

Information and discussion

STD/SES/WPTGS(2008)32

Presentation (ppt)

21.

 

a) Provisional conclusions and future Programme of Work on Trade in Services Statistics– developing a longer term strategy for TIS compilation

b) Draft Conclusions of the WPTGS Meeting 2008

22.

a) Other business and date of next  meeting

 

b) Close

 

 

 

 

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  • Albania
  • Algeria
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  • Angola
  • Anguilla
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  • Argentina
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  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
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