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                           Part I. Compilers Manual
INTRODUCTION ...............................................   1-7    3

                      Conceptual and institutionalframework
Chapter 1. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ...........................   8-12    5
Chapter 2. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK .........................  13-35   7
      2.1 Roles of national statistical offices, customs and other
            national agencies ..................................  13-31  7
            A. Legal framework for data compilation ............... 13-15  7
            B. Institutional arrangements ................ ........... 16-28  7
            C. Cooperation among agencies ...................... 29-31  8
       2.2 Institutional arrangements in the case of customs unions .... 32-35  9
                                  Data sources
Chapter 3. CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS AND RELATED CUSTOMS RECORDS . 36-70   11
       3.1 Provisions in World Customs Organization (WCO) instruments
            regarding customs declarations and procedures ........... 36-62  11
            A. General ...................................... 36-37     11
            B. Customs procedures under the Kyoto Convention ...... 38-50  11
            C. Verification of the declared information .............. 51-53   13
            D. Lodgement of declarations and data-collection issues ... 54-59  14
            E. The revision of the Kyoto Convention ............... 60-62  15
       3.2  Other customs declarations and procedures ............... 63-65  15
       3.3 Information required to complete a goods declaration ...... 66-67   15
       3.4  Training in how to complete customs documents ..........  68  17
       3.5 Reporting thresholds and retention of records ............. 69-70   17
Chapter 4. NON-CUSTOMS SOURCES OF DATA  ..................... 71-90   18
       4.1 Foreign shipping manifests ........................... 72-73  18
       4.2  Currency exchange records and records of monetary
            authorities ....................................... 74-77  18
       4.3 Parcel post and letter post records ...................... 78-82  18
       4.4  Aircraft and ship registers ........................... 83-88  19
       4.5 Reports of commodity boards .........................  89   19
       4.6 Administrative records associated with taxation ...........  90  20
       4.7  Enterprise surveys .................................. 91-97  20
       4.8 Merging and cross-checking data obtained from customs
            and non-customs sources  ............................ 98-99  20
                                 Data compilation
Chapter 5. COVERAGE AND TIME OF RECORDING .................. . 100-131 23
       5.1  Concepts related to definition of coverage ............... 100-107 23
       5.2  Time of recording .................................. 108-112  24
       5.3 Data compilation in the case of selected categories
            of goods to be included in trade statistics ................ 113-126  24




      5.4   Goods excluded from trade statistics ....................  127  26
      5.5 Data collection for national accounts and balance-of-
           payments purposes .................................. 128-131  26
Chapter 6. TRADE SYSTEMS  ................................... 132-137  28
Chapter 7. COMMODITY CLASSIFICATIONS ........................ 138-185 29
      7.1 The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding
            System as the primary commodity classification for
            data-collection purposes ................ .............  138-164   29
      7.2   Selected issues of HS application ....................... 165-172  32
      7.3 Analytical classifications (for use) in international
            merchandise trade statistics ........................... 173-177   33
      7.4   Correlation tables between different classifications ........ 178-185  33
Chapter 8. STATISTICAL VALUE OF GOODS ........................ 186-211 35
       8.1  Statistical value and its components ..................... 186-190 35
       8.2  Compilation of the statistical value of imported goods ...... 191-195 35
       8.3 Uses of free on board value of imported goods and
            collection of data on costs of insurance and freight ........ 196-201 36
       8.4  Compilation of statistical values of exported goods ......... 202-209  37
       8.5 Valuation of selected categories of imported and
            exported goods ................. ...................  210  38
       8.6 Issues of currency conversion .........................  211  38
Chapter 9. QUANTITY MEASUREMENTS  ........................... 212-217  39
       9.1  WCO standard units of quantity ............ ............... 212  39
       9.2 Conversion factors from non-standard to standard
            units of quantity ................. .................. 213-217  39
Chapter 10. PARTNER COUNTRY ATTRIBUTION  ..................... 218-235  40
       10.1 Country of origin and its use in import statistics ........... 218-224 40
       10.2 Country of last known destination and its use in
            export statistics .................................... 225-228  41
       10.3 Country of consignment .............................  229  41
       10.4 Definitions of partner for intra-trade in customs unions ..... 230-232 41
       10.5 Country definitions and codes for statistical purposes ....... 233-235 41
Chapter 11. ISSUES OF DATA QUALITY CONTROL ...................... 236-260 43
            A. Registration errors ............................... 237-250 43
            B.  Processing errors ................................ 251-260  44

                  Data dissemination, reconciliation and exchange
Chapter 12. DATA DISSEMINATION  .............................. 261-266 47
       12.1 Dissemination practices .............................. 261  47
       12.2 Provision of data to compilers of national accounts
            and balance-of-payments statistics ...................... 262-266 47
Chapter 13. DATA RECONCILIATION AND EXCHANGE ............... 267-302  49
       13.1 Data reconciliation .................................. 267-291  49
       13.2 Data exchange ................................... 292-302  51
Chapter 14. INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS, NATIONAL
       ACCOUNTS AND BALANCE-OF-PAYMENTS STATISTICS ............ 303-308  53





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