Exchange of experience between the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic Of Moldova and the Central Bureau of Statistics of Latvia on data confidentiality in disseminating the statistical information on international trade

On September 16, an online meeting took place between the representatives of the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova (NBS) and Anželika Pavlova, representative of the Latvian Statistical Office. The Latvian experience in disseminating data on international trade was presented in the meeting, in the context of complying with the confidentiality of statistical data, in accordance with European Union (EU) and international best practices and standards.

The Latvian expert noted that, in accordance with the EU and UN recommendations, the principle of „passive confidentiality” is used when disseminating statistical data on international trade to users, which provides for the dissemination of data at the highest level of detail by type of goods, by exporting and importing countries, even if the generalised information intended for dissemination contains aggregated data referring to fewer than three exporters or importers. During the meeting the main tools for disseminating information on International Trade (Database, press releases, statistical publications, etc.) were presented.

At the end of the discussion, NBS Deputy Director-General, Iurie Mocanu, noted that Latvian experience is very relevant for NBS in the context of the current adjustment of national statistical legislation and meeting the increasing information needs of users regarding the international trade statistical data.

The event was organized within the „Technical assistance to support the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova” project funded by the European Union.  

This material was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its content is the sole responsibility of the project “Technical assistance to support the National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova”, funded by the European Union. The content of the publication belongs to the authors and does not necessarily reflect the vision of the European Union.

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