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Compilation of Trade in Services Statistics for Arab Countries


On 25-28 January 2015, the Arab Monetary Fund, based in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted a regional workshop on the "Compilation of Trade in Services Statistics for the Arab Countries" organized by ESCWA in cooperation with the Economic Policy Institute of the Arab Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

The objective of the workshop was to present the general framework in which national statistics on the international supply of services should be produced, covering the different aspects of data production: data collection, data compilation, quality and dissemination according to the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS) adopted in 2010 and the Compilers' Guide that developed by a multi-national group of experts under the leadership of UNSD.

A back-to-back national workshop on same issues was organized for the UAE on 29 January 2015 at the Abu Dhabi offices of the National Bureau of Statistics. The meeting was attended by members of the Emirates national committee for the statistics of international trade in services to help them develop a framework of action and work plan.

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Opening Speeches

More Information on the Meeting