eLearning SITS organized jointly by UNSD and UNCTAD in cooperation with WTO: 21 September – 30 October 2020

It is our pleasure to invite your office to nominate officials who are responsible for the compilation and analysis of Statistics of International Trade in Services (SITS) in your country to participate in a forthcoming e-learning course (in English or French). The e-learning course will be conducted from 21 September to 30 October 2020. Nominated officials can self-register on https://tft-reg.unctad.org/en/ (select Trade in Services Statistics – 2020) with the access code 2020SITS . Or in French https://tft-reg.unctad.org/fr/ (Select “Statistiques du Commerce international des Services – 2020”) with the access code 2020SCIS . Please note that the registration deadline is 14 September 2020.

The objective of the course is to enhance the capacity of trade statisticians to apply the most recent internationally agreed recommendations as contained in the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services 2010 (MSITS 2010); to define best possible data sources; to set up or enforce collection systems; and to strengthen statistical production processes. Furthermore, the course would raise awareness of SITS and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ capacity, and help them to better understand the MSITS 2010. In particular, the course focuses on the following topics: Main Concepts, Pre-requisites for Data Collection and Compilation, Data Sources and Collection, Data Compilation, and Dissemination and Analysis. It was designed mainly for trade data compilers; however, users of trade data can also benefit from the course.

This TrainForTrade e-learning course on SITS was developed and produced jointly by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in close collaboration with the Inter-Agency Task Force on International Trade Statistics.