Methodology of U.S.-China-Hong Kong Triangular Merchandise Trade Statistic Reconciliation

U.S. International Trade Commission Research Note (2013)

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Alexander B. Hammer

U.S. International Trade Commission

Lin Jones

U.S. International Trade Commission

Zhi Wang

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

Date Written: August 2013

Abstract

This research note documents the methodology of U.S.-China-Hong Kong triangular merchandise trade statistic reconciliation. Instead of directly comparing the official trade statistics from the United States and China and calculating the discrepancies, the U.S-China-Hong Kong triangular reconciliation methodology takes into account of re-exports and transshipment via Hong Kong. This research note also documents the application of this methodology to advance technology product trade between the United States and China.

Keywords: United States, China, Hong Kong, Reconcile, Trade, Statistics, Export, Methodology

JEL Classification: E0, F0, B4, 053, F1, F13

Suggested Citation

Hammer, Alexander B. and Jones, Lin and Wang, Zhi, Methodology of U.S.-China-Hong Kong Triangular Merchandise Trade Statistic Reconciliation (August 2013). U.S. International Trade Commission Research Note (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3371281

Alexander B. Hammer (Contact Author)

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Lin Jones

U.S. International Trade Commission ( email )

500 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20436
United States

Zhi Wang

United States International Trade Commission (USITC) ( email )

500 E St SW
Washington, DC 20436
United States

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