Task Force on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (TF-IMTS)
TF-IMTS was created in 1992 to improve international cooperation in the collection, processing and dissemination of international merchandise trade statistics. 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 is convened by WTO, and consists of Eurostat, FAO, IMF, OECD, UNSD, UNCTAD and UN Regional Commissions.
For further information please visit the TF-IMTS page.
Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TF-SITS)
TF-SITS was established at the request of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and UNCTAD to the Statistical Commission in 1994. The objectives of the Task Force are to elaborate the statistical requirements of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). The Task Force is convened by OECD, and consists of Eurostat, IMF, UNCTAD, UNSD, UNWTO and WTO.
The main focus of the Task Force is to develop and support the implementation of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS). The Manual sets out a statistical framework for the collection and dissemination of Trade in Services data.
For further information please visit the TF-SITS page.
Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS)
The Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS) sets methodological standards for statistics on external debt, and on public sector debt; promotes data availability on financial stocks, particularly external and public sector debt; encourages internationally accepted statistical practices to enhance data quality; and fosters inter-agency collaboration in statistical capacity building. The current members of the TFFS are the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, the Paris Club Secretariat, UNCTAD, and the World Bank. It is chaired by the Statistics Department of the IMF.
For further information please visit the TFFS page.