Federal Statistics: Merchandise Trade Statistics--Some Observations

OCE-89-1BR Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1989.
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GAO analyzed the nation's foreign trade statistics system, focusing on: (1) the timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of merchandise trade statistics; (2) possible shortcomings in the trade statistics collection and reporting system; and (3) possible areas of improvement.

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