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Study Tour - Bilateral Trade in Service Statistics - Nov 2005
November 2005, a Delegation of 6 Chinese Government Officials from the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) visited 5 European countries and met with 14 different stakeholders.

The aim of the trip was to further understand the European experience in compiling bilateral statistics on International Trade in Services Statistics (ITRS) in general and on Foreign Affiliated Trade in Services (FATS) in particular. Chinas trade in services statistics are still lagging in terms of FATS and ITRS. The study tour aimed at facilitating dialogue between European and Chinese stakeholders in order to give a better understanding of the methodology and help China improve its own FATS system.