A Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

A Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services

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The Manual sets out an internationally agreed framework for the compilation and reporting of statistics on international trade in services in the broad sense. It addresses the growing need, including in international trade negotiations and agreements, for more detailed, comparable, and comprehensive statistics on this type of trade in its various forms. The recommendations will enable countries to progressively expand and structure the information they compile in an internationally comparable way. The Manual conforms with and explicitly relates to the System of National Accounts 1993 and the fifth edition of the IMFa€™s Balance of Payments Manual. It is published jointly by the United Nations, European Union, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, and World Trade Organization.It discusses the concept of residence and its practical application, valuation of transactions, and other principles relating to recording of transactions. ... The principles for the measurement of services transactions between residents and non-residents in the present Manual are the same ... economic territory of a resident enterprise by the personnel, plant and equipment of that resident enterprise is treatedanbsp;...

Title:A Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services
Author:International Monetary Fund
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2003-03-06


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