The 6th Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam (CLMV) and Thailand Sub-Regional Workshop on ASEAN International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) was jointly organised by ARISE Plus and the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEANstats). The workshop took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 3 September to 6 September 2019.
The Sub-Regional Regional Workshop on ASEAN IMTS aims to further improve the IMTS data quality, focusing on issues related to cross-country exports and imports data comparability faced by CLMV and Thailand. It is primarily dealing with trade data asymmetries as indicated in the results of mirror analysis and of the seasonally adjusted monthly time-series IMTS data of CLMV and Thailand. The workshop also discussed specific methodological issues in the implementation of IMTS2010 recommendations such as imports by country of origin and other relevant IMTS data issues.