International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Supplement to the compliers manual

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The Supplement covers a number of topics deemed to be beneficial to trade data compilers, including an overview of compiling practices, the revised International convention on the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures (revised Kyoto Convention), the 2007 edition of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, specific compilation issues such as goods for processing and re-exports, an overview of the differences between IMTS and general merchandise in balance of payments statistics, the lessons learned from the Intrastat system of the European Union, and the topic of linking trade and business statistics.

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International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Supplement to the Compilers Manual has been prepared with the support of the Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics as agreed at its 2003 meeting in Geneva. The primary purpose of the Supplement is to assist United Nations Member States in the implementation of the guidelines adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission and set out in International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Concepts and Definitions, Revision 2 (IMTS, Rev.2) and International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Compilers Manual (IMTS: Compilers Manual). The Supplement may also serve as a guide to users who wish to understand better the nature of trade data.

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