5368.0.55.020 - Information Paper: Proposed Implementation of the New International Standard for International Merchandise Trade Statistics, 2013  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/08/2013   
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Includes: Background; ABS Position; Feedback Process
Chapter 1: The purpose and use of Australia's International Merchandise Trade Statistics
Includes: Introduction; Purpose; Coverage; Data Composition; Relationship between Customs Declarations and International Merchandise Trade Statistics; How the Data are Used and the Frequency of Use; User Comments.
Chapter 2: International statistical standards
Includes: Introduction; Revising the Standard; Australian Situation; User Comments.
Chapter 3: Key conceptual changes which have statistical implications for Australia
Includes: Introduction; Economic Territory; Change of Ownership, Mobile Equipment and Satellites; Powerlines, Pipelines and Undersea Communication Cables; Fish catch, Minerals from the Seabed and Salvage; Bunkers, Stores, Ballast and Dunnage; Encouraged Practices.
Chapter 4: IMTS 2010 recommendations that already apply in Australia
Includes: Introduction; Scope Recommendations; Trade Systems; Commodity Classifications; Partner Country; Mode of Transport; Data Compilation Strategies; Data Quality and Metadata; Dissemination; User Comments.
Chapter 5: Evaluation and feedback
Includes: Introduction; Evaluation of IMTS 2010 for Australia; Feedback.
Appendix 1: International Merchandise Trade Statistics data composition
Appendix 2: IMTS 2010 recommendations and Australia's compliance