Strengthening the Development of International Merchandise Trade Statistics

Target beneficiaries of the project are trade compilers in national statistical offices, customs authorities and other national institutions involved in compilation of international merchandise trade data in all 13 ESCWA member states, namely, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Decision makers, academic institutions and research centers will also benefit from and enjoy the availability of timely quality IMTS data. As of end 2008, after the Sudan joined the ESCWA, it became a partner in the project as well.

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