Measuring trade patterns and global value chains in East Asia

Regional Seminar on International Trade Statistics will be held in Beijing, China on 24-26 October

The seminar will be held as a follow-up to the Global Forum on Trade Statistics which took place in Geneva in February. Policy makers and chief statisticians then made explicit demands to improve the relevance of international trade statistics by connecting and integrating them with other economic statistics.

DESA’s Statistics Division in cooperation with the National Bureau of Statistics of China will therefore conduct a regional seminar for countries of Asia, focusing on the implementation of the new recommendations for international trade statistics, which were adopted by the UN Statistical Commission in 2010, while emphasizing the linking of trade and business statistics. Special attention will be devoted to the issue of the measurement of trade in the global production processes.

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