The Steering Group is responsible for thoroughly preparing all dossiers in the area of International Trade in Goods Statistics, prior to the decisions to be taken in the Business Statistics Directors Group. The Steering Group is consulted as regards the issues specified in its respective mandate and endorses the harmonised rules relating to International Trade in Goods Statistics to be applied in Member States and in EFTA/EEA States when applicable.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislation or in policy definition
advise the Commission on other issues relating to ITGS; establish close cooperation between the statistical authorities of the Member States and the Commission; endorse harmonised rules, guidelines and other documents relating to ITGS and discuss their implementation; prepare opinions to the BSDG on issues relating to ITGS and the linking of ITGS to other statistics; facilitate the exchange of information, experiences and good practices; establish Task Forces with specific mandates and for a limited duration when justified.
Third Country (Statistics), Candidate country (Statistics), National administrations