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THE INTER-AGENCY TASK FORCE ON INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS

The Task Force was created in 1992 to improve international cooperation in the collection, processing and dissemination of international merchandise trade statistics. It is convened by the World Trade Organization and gathers specialists of International Merchandise Trade Statistics from Eurostat, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Statistics Division, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, and the UN Regional Commissions.

Its work strives to facilitate reporting by merchandise trade statistics compilers on one hand and, on the other, to improve data quality, timeliness, coverage and consistency amongst various international data providers.

The Task Force meets annually.

Download the minutes of the Task Force meetings.

2013 meeting (pdf format, 199KB)
2011 meeting (pdf format, 51KB)
2010 meeting (pdf format, 41KB)
2009 meeting (pdf format, 56KB)
2008 meeting (pdf format, 168KB)
2007 meeting (pdf format, 235KB)
2006 meeting (pdf format, 67KB)
2005 meeting (pdf format, 75KB)
2004 meeting (pdf format, 53KB)
2003 meeting (pdf format, 62KB)
2002 meeting (pdf format, 62KB)
2001 meeting (pdf format, 64KB)

The Task Force holds joint sessions with the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services since 2008.

2013 joint session (pdf format, 134KB)
2011 joint session (pdf format, 186KB)
2010 joint session (pdf format, 86KB)
2009 joint session (pdf format, 150KB)
2008 joint session (pdf format, 154KB)