International trade and balance of payments statistics

Meeting of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS), Paris, 16-18 November 2009

 

Venue: OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75016 Paris Meeting Room 10
Find maps and list of hotels at: www.oecd.org/conferencecentre

 

16-17 November 2009, 10.00 a.m.: Merchandise trade and trade in services

18 November 2009, 9.30 a.m.: Trade and globalisation issues


 

wptgs2008 - Agenda PDF Fr. 

Draft agenda

 

The agenda in PDF: English

 

Monday 16 November 2009, 10.00 a.m.

Part I: Merchandise trade and trade in services

1.

Welcome, adoption of the Agenda, and opening

Welcome and opening by the acting Chief Statistician of OECD

 

 

2.

New developments at OECD

Considerable work has been carried out by OECD and the accession countries to OECD to gauge the degree of suitability and conformity with international standards of these countries with repect to statistics.

For information

1)

Integrating the OECD Accession countries into OECDs Statistical databases

 

 

1) Overall coordination of statistical activities (OECD)

Oral presentation, Tim Davis, Accession coordinator STD

PPT Presentation

 

2) Summary update of TAGS databases (OECD)

Oral presentation, Andreas Lindner, STD

PPT Presentation

3.

Inter-Agency Co-operation and coordination in trade statistics

The revision process of the manual MSITS 2010 and the 3rd revision of concepts and definitions for merchandise trade, IMTS Rev.3, have been completed and both frameworks will be submitted to the UNSC in February 2010 for endorsement. This agenda item updates delegates on main findings and changes. Delegates are invited to express their opinion.

For information and discussion

1)

Inter-Agency Merchandise Trade Statistics Task Force  TFIMTS report (WTO)

Andreas Maurer, WTO

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)1

PPT Presentation

2)

Inter-Agency Task Force on Statistics in Trade in Services TFSITS report (OECD)

Bettina Wistrom, OECD

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)3

PPT Presentation

3)

Report of the Joint  Session TFIMTS and TFSITS (WTO and OECD)

Andreas Lindner, OECD

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)2

PPT PresentationPresentation (ppt)

4)

IMTS !rev.3 and MSITS 2010: which issues will need to be addressed for compilers? (International Organisations and country delegates)

1) IMTS Concepts and Definition, Revision 3: summary of worldwide consultation and implications for the future (UNSD)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)20

 

2) MSITS 2010: summary of world-wide consultation and implications for the future (UNSD/OECD)

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)21

 

3) Open discussion

Country delegates are invited to express their views on the two summaries provided and flag their opinion from a data producer perspective.

5)

International Organisations’ co-operation and its impact on data consistency in dissemination: where should users look for what? (OECD)

Given the wealth of information disseminated by international Organisations on trade and trade-related indicators, users may be confused where to look for which data. This presentation intends to shed some light on the specific advantages or drawbacks of what IOs present.

Oral presentation, Andreas Lindner, STD

PPT Presentation

 

4.

Improving the data quality of merchandise trade statistics

Delegates are invited to comment on the four presentations.

For discussion

1)

ITCS: allocating data from HS 6 digit to HS 2 digit (OECD)

Eric Gonnard/Blandine Serve, STD

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)14

PPT Presentation

2)

Eurostat report on data quality (Eurostat) (postponed to WPTGS 2010)

3)

Re-Exports and re-imports in UN COMTRADE (CEPII)

Alix de Saint-Vaulry

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)13

PPT Presentation

4)

Promoting the use of SDMX (OECD)

Marc Pollard, ONS, UK, OECD Consultant

Oral presentation, Trevor Fletcher, OECD, STD

PPT Presentation

PPT Presentation

 

 

Tuesday 17th November, starting at 9h30 a.m.

5.

Linking trade with enterprise characteristics statistics (TEC)

This agenda item 5 shocases very significant and promising developments in OECD countries and others. OECD continues to strongly promote this "linkage exercise", which it began several years ago. Embedded in a OECD Steering Group, Eurostat covers the EU countries, while OECD covers the other OECD countries. Countries which do not yet participate are invited to flag their interest to join. This invitation extends also to OECD accession countries and Enhanced Engagement Countries.

For discussion

1)

Policy applications of linked trade data (Canada)

Philip Armstrong, Statistics Canada

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)17

PPT Presentation

2)

Linking business statistics to trade (Italy)

Carmela Pascussi, ISTAT

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)12

PPT Presentation

3)

Regional services exports and business registers (United Kingdom)

Keith Brook, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)9

PPT Presentation

4)

High-tech trade by enterprise characteristics (EU/JRC)

Alexander Loschky, EC/JRC

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)7

PPT Presentation

5)

Trade in services - new evidence on linkages to business statistics and multinationals (Austria)

Patricia Walter, Austrian National Bank OENB

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)5

PPT Presentation

 

6)

Trade in services between enterprises of the same group (Brazil)

Fernando Augusto Ferreira Lemos, Brazil

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)11

PPT Presentation

6.

Trade in services

For discussion

1)

Software (OECD)

Mark Pollard, ONS, OECD Consultant

PPT Presentation

2)

Remittances (OECD)

Fabiana Cerasa, STD

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)15

PPT Presentation

3)

SISCOSERV and NBS - The Brazilian Effort in Measuring its Foreign Trade in Services (Brazil)

Jane Alcanfor de Pinho, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)6

PPT Presentation
4)

International transactions of services and origin of merchandise exports (Argentina)

Sergio N. Ayala, INDEC, Argentina

PPT Presentation

5)

The Intrastat Services initiative (Italy)

Paola Anitori, ISTAT, Italy

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)8

PPT PresentationPresentation (ppt)

7.

Implementing IMTS Rev.3, MSITS2010, 2008 SNA, BPM6, EBOPS

This agenda item is intended to allow for an open roundtable discussion on both the key issues and the process of implementing the various new frameworks. Particular attention should be paid to how to concretely facilitate and - if possible - co-ordinate implementation in countries with the help of the International Organisations involved.

For discussion

 

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)22
1)

Discussion on which cross-cutting issues need to be addressed and list of priorities

2)

Discussion on the process of compilation guidance

18h-20h : Cocktail offered by OECD

Presentation (ppt)

 

 

Presentation (ppt) TF BOP-FTS

 

Wednesday 18 November 2009, 9.30 a.m.

Part II: Trade and Globalisation issues

8.

Trade and the crisis

Statistics and the crisis, broad implications - presentation of an issue paper presented to CSTAT - for information

Marco Mira d'Ercole, Counsellor, STD

For discussion

PPT Presentation

1)

The Great Synchronization: What do high-frequency statistics tell us about the trade collapse? (OECD)

Oral presentation, Sonia Araujo, STD

PPT Presentation

2)

Impact of the financial crisis in Canada and the aftermath in the Canadian BOP Statistics (Canada)

Craig Kuntz, Statistics Canada

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)4

PPT Presentation

 

3)

Technology exports and imports of Japanese enterprises and the impact of the financial crisis (Japan)

Toshie Kori, Bank of Japan

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)19

PPT Presentation
4)

Future Infrastructures: Recent developments and outlook for traffic flows and capacities (OECD/SGE/AU)

Oral presentation, Barrie Stevens, Advisory Unit to the Secretary General OECD

PPT Presentation

9.

Trade & Globalisation

For discussion

1)

The forthcoming Economic Globalisation Indicators 2009 and related work (OECD STI, DAF and STD)

Oral presentations

PPT Presentation

2)

MEETS, the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade statistics (Eurostat)

Axel Behrens, Michaela Grell, Eurostat

PPT Presentation

3)

Effects of globalisation on Singapore’s  trade (Singapore)

Meng Chung Lee, International Enterprise, Singapore

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)10

PPT Presentation

4)

Trade, processing and value added chains

Presentation (ppt)

1) Trade in intermediate goods (OECD/TAD)

Sebastien Miroudot, Rainer Lanz, TAD

TAD/TC/WP(2009)1/FINAL

PPT Presentation

2) Vertical trade and global value chain (OECD)

Sonia Araujo, STD

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)16

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)16/ANN

PPT Presentation

3) Goods for processing, intra-firm and value added value added chain (WTO)

Andreas Maurer, WTO

PPT Presentation

 

4) OECD Input-Output tables and relted analytical work (OECD/STI)

Colin Webb, Norihiko Yamano, STI

PPT Presentation

5)

World Input-Output Database (WIOD) (OECD/University of Groningen)

Robert Stehrer, WIIW, Austria

PPT Presentation
6.

FDI, external financing and globalisation - a supplemental presentation

Simon Arieli, CBS, Israel

Simon Arieli, CBS, Israel

STD/SES/WPTGS(2009)18

PPT Presentation

10.

Draft conclusion of the 2nd WPTGS meeting and future work programme, date of next meeting

11.

Closing

 

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