Strengthen the use of Eurotrace SQL Server to improve the compilation of trade statistics


Ensuring optimum use of the SQL Server version of Eurotrace for processing foreign trade data. This was the theme of two workshops organised in the framework of the PAS II Service Contract. 32 IMTS experts from 16 countries participated in two sessions of the four-day workshop in Tunis 

Thirty-two IMTS experts from eight English-speaking countries (Botswana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe), followed by eight French-speaking countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Togo) participated in these workshops which was facilitated by Mr Pierre BALBONI (Luxembourg), a PAS II expert. The workshops were organised within the framework of the PAS II Service Contract, funded by the European Union, managed by Eurostat and STATAFRIC, and implemented by Expertise France. Both sessions were held at Expertise France's premises in Tunis, Tunisia.  

Responding to Member States' needs 

These two workshops were set up as a response to needs stated by many member states in order to make trade statisticians more comfortable using Eurotrace SQL Server. During the workshop, participants were able to present their difficulties (switching from the Access version to the SQL Server version, considering non-custom data, and updating domains to consider new parameters) in order to find solutions.