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STATISTICS: GLOBAL FORUM, GENEVA, 2-4 FEBRUARY 2011
Measuring Global Trade - Do we have the right numbers?
  

Global Forum on Trade Statistics
Measuring Global Trade — Do We Have the Right Numbers?

Trade statisticians around the world are working tirelessly in getting the numbers right, but are we measuring the right numbers? This is the overarching theme of this Global Forum “Measuring Global Trade — Do we have the right numbers?” organized jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), and in collaboration with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Programme

Wednesday 2 February 2011

  Morning session: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Measuring Global Trade — Do we have the right numbers?

Chairperson: Mr. Walter Radermacher, Eurostat, European Commission

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9.30-10:30

Opening Session
 
Opening statement

Mr. Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization
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Video Message

Mr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
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Keynote Speech

Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
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  10.50-12:30

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator Mr. Walter Radermacher Director General, EUROSTAT, European Commission

  • Panelists:
    Mr. Enrico Giovannini,Chief Statistician, Italy
      
    Mr. Aaron Sydor, Deputy Chief Economist, Canada
      
    Prof. Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology, Duke University

    Mr. Hubert Escaith Chief Statistician, World Trade Organization
      
    Mr. Henri Laurencin, Chief of Globalisation and Development Statistics Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
      
    Mr. Ronald Jansen, Chief of Trade Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division/ DESA

 
 

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  Afternoon session 14.30 pm — 17.30 pm
Implementing the improved methodological guidelines

Chairperson: Mr. Ronald Jansen, Chief of Trade Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division/ DESA
  
 

14.30-15:45

4.   Implementation of the new international recommendations (Agenda items 4 a, b and c)

 

a.   New recommendations of international merchandise trade statistics (IMTS 2010) and the compilation guidance
Mr. Matthias Reister, Chief of International Merchandise Trade Statistics Section, United Nations Statistics Division/ DESA

b.   New recommendations of statistics of international trade in service (MSITS 2010) and the compilation guidance
Mrs. Bettina Wistrom, International Trade in Goods and Services, Trade and Business Statistics (TBS) Division, Statistics Directorate, OECD

c.   The latest EU Regulations on Trade Statistics and their relations to the international recommendations
Ms. Valdone Kasperiuniene, Head of International Trade Statistics Section, Statistical Office of the European Union, EUROSTAT
  

 

Audio: Afternoon session (part1)    > help   
  

 
  16.00-17:00

d.   Country perspective on adjusting to the new recommendations (Agenda item 4d)
  
Presenters:
Mr. Leif Korbel, Head of International Trade Statistics Division, Statistics Norway
  

Ms. Anita Bany, Director of the Foreign Trade Statistics Department, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
  
Mr. Zainuddin Bin Ahmad, Director of the External Trade Statistics Division, Department of Statistics, Malaysia

Mr. Zainol Jamil, Principal Assistant Director, Balance of Payments Statistics Division, Department of Statistics, Malaysia
  
Ms. Yijin Zhang, Statistics Division, Department of Trade in Services, Ministry of Commerce, China
  

 
  17.00 -17:30

General Discussion on implementation of the new recommendations
  

 
 

Audio: Afternoon session (part2)    > help   
  

 
   
       

  

Thursday 3 February 2011

  Morning session: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Data sources

Chairperson: Mr. Andreas Lindner, Head, International Trade in Goods and Services, Trade and Business Statistics Division, Statistics Directorate, OECD
  
 
  9.30-10:30

5. Compilation of international merchandise trade statistics: Future of customs recording and seizing the potential of non-customs administrative sources and enterprise surveys (Agenda item 5a)

 

Presenters:
Ms. Sandra Tudor, Head of External Trade Statistics Division, HM Revenue & Customs, United Kingdom
  
Mr. Roland Boudreau, Director, International Trade Statistics Division, Statistics Canada
  
Mr. Houssaine Ouljour, Head of Methodologies and Statistical Surveys unit, Foreign Exchange Office, Morocco
  
Ms. Estela de Guzman, Director of Trade and Industry Statistics Department, Philippine National Statistics Office
  

 
  10:30 -10:45

General Discussion on IMTS data sources
  

 
 

Audio: Morning session (part 1)    > help   
  

 

11.00-12:10

b.  Compilation of statistics of international trade in services: Future of ITRS and enterprise surveys (Agenda item 5b)
 
Presenters:
Mr. Jose Antonio Isanta, Head of International Trade in Services, Business Statistics Directorate, National Institute of Statistics, Spain
  
Ms. Thi Quynh Loi Pham, Senior Statistician of Trade and Services Statistics Department, General Statistics Office, Viet Nam
  
Ms. Ka-lin Karen Chan, Assistant Commissioner for Census and Statistics, Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  

  12:10 -12:30

General Discussion on SITS data sources
  

 
 

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  Afternoon session 14.30 pm — 17.30 pm
Global Manufacturing and Outsourcing of Business Functions
(Agenda item 6)

Chairperson: Mr. Hubert Escaith, Chief Statistician, World Trade Organization
  
 
  14.30-14:45

Opening remarks

Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization
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14.45-16:00

Global Manufacturing and the Global Value Chain approach
Dr. Timothy Sturgeon, Affiliated Researcher, Industrial Performance Centre, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

International Sourcing of Business Functions
Mr Peter Boegh Nielsen, Head of the Division for Structural Business Statistics, Statistics on Globalisation, Information Society, R&D and Innovation, Statistics Denmark

  

Goods for processing: Iceland experience
Ms. Audur Svavarsdottir, Head of External Trade unit, Statistics Iceland
  
Goods for processing: China experience
Ms. Jin Hongman, Chief of Statistics Division, Statistics Department, General Customs Administration, China

The Handbook on the Impact of Globalisation on National Accounts
Ms. Tihomira Dimova, Senior Statistician, Economic Statistics Section, UNECE
  

 

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  16:15-17:15 Multi-National Enterprises and Foreign Affiliates (Agenda item 6c)
  
Presenters:
Mr. Szymon Bielecki, Senior Statistician, Foreign Affiliate Statistics Division, Statistical Office of the European Union, EUROSTAT
  
Mr. Ren Dell’Mour, Senior Expert, External Statistics and Financial Accounts Division, Austrian Central Bank
  
Ms. Angsupalee Wacharakiat, Team Executive, Balance of Payments Statistics Team, Data Management Department, Bank of Thailand
  
Mr. Michael Hanni, Economist, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
  
 
  17:15 -17:30

General Discussion on Global Manufacturing, MNEs and Foreign Affiliates
  

 
 

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Friday 4 February 2011

  Morning session: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Towards an integrated approach of trade in goods and services and business statistics

Chairperson: Mr. Axel Behrens, Head of International Transactions Unit, Statistical Office of the European Union, EUROSTAT
  
 
  9.30-10:45

Towards an integrated approach of trade in goods and services and business statistics (Agenda item 7)
  
Presenters:
Mr. Stefano Menghinello, Head of Foreign trade and MNEs statistics Division, Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)
  
Mr. Paulo Roberto Pavo, General Coordinator of Statistics Production, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil
  
Dr. Patricia Walter, Senior Expert, External Statistics and Financial Accounts Division, Austrian Central Bank
  
Mrs. Sonia Araujo, Economist, Trade and Business Statistics Division, Statistics Directorate, OECD
  
Ms. Maria Helena Figueira, Director of Business Statistics, Statistical Office of the European Union, EUROSTAT 
  

 
 

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  11.00-12:15 Towards an integrated approach: institutional arrangements and the dissemination of statistics of international trade in goods and services. (Agenda item 8)
  
Presenters
Mr. Bert Kroese, Director of Macro-economic Statistics and Dissemination Division, Statistics Netherlands
  
Mr. Art Ridgeway, Director General, System of National Accounts Division, Statistics Canada
  
Mr. Matthew Haigh, Project Manager, Balance of Payments Statistics, Statistics New Zealand
  
 

12.15-12:30

Towards an integrated approach of trade in goods and services and business statistics: the Way Forward (Agenda item 9)
  
Presenter:
Mr. Ronald Jansen, Chief of Trade Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division/ DESA
  

 

Audio: Morning session (part 2)    > help   
  

 
   
 
 
  Afternoon session 14.30 pm — 16.30 pm
Trade in Value-Added: Input-Output Approach and the domestic content of Exports

Chairperson: Mr. Ronald Jansen, Chief of Trade Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division/ DESA
  
 

 14.30-16:30

Trade in Value-Added: Input-Output Approach and the domestic content of Exports. (Agenda item 10)
  
Presenters:
Mr. Andreas Maurer, Chief International Trade Statistics Section, World Trade Organization
  
Mr. Robert Stehrer, Senior Researcher, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Austria
  
Mr. Sebastien Miroudot, Economist, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  
Mr. William Powers, Economist, Office of Operations, US International Trade Commission
  
Mr. Bo Meng, visiting research fellow at the OECD on secondment from the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

Concluding remarks and closing of the Global Forum
  

 

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