The methodology used by CARICOM Member States in the compilation of their merchandise trade statistics can be found in this section. Of specific importance for users to note are the differences between the national methodology and the international framework for the compilation of these statistics. The user can then determine the level of comparability among CARICOM Member States as well as internationally and the degree of variation. 

The explanatory notes will also detail some of the issues related to the coding system, such as the use of 10-digit codes to identify items converted from earlier versions of the CET, and how users can best utilise the system to extract the data required.Below, you find some of the trade methodologies presently being used in some of the Member States.

Member States Methodologies
Barbados Country Format
Dominica Country Format
Trinidad and Tobago Country Format

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