Training Course on 'International Trade Statistics'
Date: 13-15 September 2022
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within the framework of its Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC organised a Training Course on ‘International Trade Statistics’ in collaboration with Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) through an online video conferencing platform with the attendance of 33 participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 14 Arabic speaking OIC countries on 13-15 September 2022 through an online video conferencing platform.

Mr. Husam KHALIFA, Director of Foreign Trade Statistics Department, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) conducted the course and covered the following topics:

  • International Trade Classifications and Correspondence Tables
  • Trade Systems
  • Data Sources in Merchandise Trade
  • Linking Trade with Business Statistics
  • Data Dissemination

The presentations of the training course are available at this link.

The SESRIC StatCaB Programme was initiated in early 2007. It is the flagship capacity development programme of SESRIC. Within the framework of StatCaB Programme, the Centre collects information from the NSOs of OIC member countries through the biennial StatCaB Questionnaire, assesses their statistical training needs and capacities, matches these needs and capacities, and organizes statistical capacity development activities between the beneficiary and provider countries.

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