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1993 SNA Update Information - Country comments for issue:
Clarification of non-permanent workers and entities with little or no physical presence

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Residence of entities with little or no physical presence
For enterprises and other entities with little or no physical presence, the criteria of production and location, that are used in the 1993 SNA to help determine residence, are not very relevant. Should the jurisdiction that allows the creation of and regulates the entity be considered as the determining the entity’s predominant centre of interest?
Non-permanent workers
The number of non-permanent workers with connections to two or more territories has grown substantially in recent years. Would it be useful to prepare supplementary presentations for countries where the number of non-permanent resident persons is significant, bringing together relevant components of contract services, compensation of employees, workers’ remittances and migrants’ transfers with the numbers of short-term non-resident workers? Can the residence concept be more closely harmonized with demographic, tourism, and migration statistics and any remaining differences spelt out?
Country comments
Number of country comments for selected issue:54
  Date postedSourceComment
 15/09/2006United KingdomWe agree with all the recommendations made by the AEG.
 15/09/2006LatviaAfter deep discussions and expert consultations we basically support the 1993 SNA Update Issues.
 28/07/2006LithuaniaShips’ crew and patients:
In general we support the recommendations.
 28/07/2006LithuaniaNon-permanent workers:
In general we support the recommendations.
 23/02/2006South African Reserve Bank Non-permanent workers:
We agree with the AEG recommendations.
 23/02/2006South African Reserve Bank Ships’ crew and patients:
We agree with the AEG recommendations.
 27/01/2006Central Bank of El SalvadorNon-permanent workers:
De acuerdo con la recomendación de eliminar el concepto de "migrante" y reemplazar el de "envío de trabajadores" por el de "transferencias personales".
 27/01/2006Central Bank of El SalvadorShips' crew and patients:
La propuesta es valedera en virtud de que no existe otro criterio de peso que pudiera sugerir una modificación al tratamiento que se le da en la actualidad. Por lo tanto estamos de acuerdo con la recomendación del AEG.
 03/01/2006CubaDeben armonizarse los manuales de estadísticas internacionales en la cobertura de la residencia. El Manual de Estadísticas del Comercio Internacional de Servicios de la OMC posibilita extender el concepto de residencia, no solo por el tiempo sino también en el concepto de centro de interés, etc., introduce términos como régimen temporal de trabajo que habitualmente comprende de 2 a 5 años, plantea el concepto de trabajo no permanente en el país del consumidor, reconoce el modo de comercio internacional de servicios denominado modo 3 presencia comercial, etc. El SCN es el más rígido en esta definición.
 22/12/2005Serbia and MontenegroNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the suggested changes.
 22/12/2005Serbia and MontenegroShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the suggested changes.
 14/12/2005FranceL'INSEE soutient la recommandation visant affecter comme résidence aux travailleurs dont l'activité se rapporte à plusieurs territoires et aux entités pour lesquelles les critères relatifs à la production et à la situation ne sont pas décisifs la résidence de l'administration qui les réglemente.
 13/12/2005CanadaNon-permanent workers:
Canada accepts the continuation of the concept of non-residents and the exception for ship’s crews and patients.
 13/12/2005CanadaShips crews and patients:
Canada accepts the continuation of the concept of non-residents and the exception for ship’s crews and patients.
 12/12/2005Bank of KoreaNon-permanent workers:
We are in agreement with all the recommendations of AEG.
 12/12/2005Bank of KoreaShips' crew and patients:
We are in agreement with the recommendation of AEG.
We assent to AEG's recommendation proposing to retain the existing treatment of both the SNA and BPM5. We agree that crew members of ships, aircraft, or other mobile equipment operating partly or wholly outside an economic territory are regarded as residents of a dwelling place other than on the ship or aircraft. We agree that long-term medical patients being treated abroad but funded from their home economies are regarded as residents of those economies other than physically located places.
 09/12/2005RussiaNon-permanent workers:
Rosstat largely supports the recommendations on the updating 1993 SNA, made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 09/12/2005RussiaShips' crew and patients:
Rosstat largely supports the recommendations on the updating 1993 SNA, made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 05/12/2005DenmarkNon-permanent workers:
Agreement
 05/12/2005DenmarkShips' crew and patients:
Agreement
 05/12/2005Central Bank of Colombia m3cbColombia;
 02/12/2005NetherlandsNon-permanent workers:
We generally support the recommendations of the AEG.
 02/12/2005NetherlandsShips' crew and patients:
We generally support the recommendations of the AEG.
 02/12/2005AustraliaNon-permanent workers:
Australia agrees with the AEG recommendations.
 02/12/2005AustraliaShips' crew and patients:
Australia agrees with the AEG recommendations.
 02/12/2005National Bank of BulgariaNon-permanent workers:
I would like to take the opportunity again to express our support for your Proposals 315(b) and 315(c). We agree that the standard item “workers’ remittances” should be replaced by “personal transfers” and also that there should be a supplementary item called “personal remittances” which comprises of compensation of employees earned abroad, personal transfers, current transfers payable by other institutional units to households and current transfers from any institutional unit to NPISHs.
 02/12/2005TurkeyNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the recommendations made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 02/12/2005TurkeyShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the recommendations made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 01/12/2005NorwayNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the AEG's recommendations.
 01/12/2005NorwayShips’ crew and patients:
We agree with the AEG's recommendations.
 01/12/2005Central Bank of NicaraguaNon-permanent workers:
Se debe mantener el tratamiento de considerar residentes del país de origen, a los tripulantes y pacientes, sin importar el tiempo que pasen en el exterior (menor a un año) siempre y cuando mantengan su centro de interés económico en el lugar de origen. Se acepta la recomendación de sustituir el concepto de emigrante y utilizar únicamente el de residente, en el manual de balanza de pagos, dado que son conceptos equivalentes.
 01/12/2005Central Bank of NicaraguaShips' crew and patients:
Se debe mantener el tratamiento de considerar residentes del país de origen, a los tripulantes y pacientes, sin importar el tiempo que pasen en el exterior (menor a un año) siempre y cuando mantengan su centro de interés económico en el lugar de origen. Se acepta la recomendación de sustituir el concepto de emigrante y utilizar únicamente el de residente, en el manual de balanza de pagos, dado que son conceptos equivalentes.
 01/12/2005IsraelNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the AEG recommendations on this subject.
 01/12/2005IsraelShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the AEG recommendations on this subject.
 01/12/2005National Bank of MoldovaNon-permanent workers:
We agree with idea of treating the ships’ crew and members of other working groups as being the residents of country in which they spend the most of their living time other than on board. We also agree to continue to treat the patients as residents of the home country, maintaining the consistency, with the student exception. However in the Annotated Outline for the Revision of the Balance of Payments Manual was suggested to apply the extension one year and more for the residence to students, patients, ship’s crew and nonpermanent workers. In case if this treatment is accepted for the balance of payments it should be applied to the SNA too.
In view to achieve consistence on remittances between BOP and SNA we support the elimination of the concept of migrant from the 1993 SNA.
 01/12/2005National Bank of MoldovaShips' crew and patients:
We agree with idea of treating the ships’ crew and members of other working groups as being the residents of country in which they spend the most of their living time other than on board. We also agree to continue to treat the patients as residents of the home country, maintaining the consistency, with the student exception. However in the Annotated Outline for the Revision of the Balance of Payments Manual was suggested to apply the extension one year and more for the residence to students, patients, ship’s crew and nonpermanent workers. In case if this treatment is accepted for the balance of payments it should be applied to the SNA too.
In view to achieve consistence on remittances between BOP and SNA we support the elimination of the concept of migrant from the 1993 SNA.
 01/12/2005United KingdomNon-pemanent workers:
We agree with the AEG decisions (assuming that they answered yes to the questions).
 01/12/2005United KingdomShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the AEG decisions (assuming that they answered yes to the questions).
 30/11/2005ItalyNon-permanent workers:
Istat fully agrees with the recommendations made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 30/11/2005ItalyShips' crew and patients:
Istat fully agrees with the recommendations made at the July 2005 meeting of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts.
 30/11/2005National Bank of the Republic of MacedoniaNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the recommendations of the AEG.
 30/11/2005National Bank of the Republic of MacedoniaShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the recommendations of the AEG.
 30/11/2005State Bank of PakistanNon-permanent workers:
We have gone through recommendations made by Advisory Expert Group (AEG) and fully agree with them.
 30/11/2005State Bank of PakistanShips' crew and patients:
We have gone through recommendations made by Advisory Expert Group (AEG) and fully agree with them.
 30/11/2005State Bank of VietnamShips' crew and patients:
We agree with the EAG.
 30/11/2005State Bank of VietnamNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the EAG.
 29/11/2005National Bank of KazakhstanNon-permanent workers:
On our view removal of the migrant concept from SNA1993 is acceptable. At present we record all remittances transferred by households at the BOP item “workers remittances” due to complexity of separating such data.
 29/11/2005National Bank of KazakhstanShips crew and patients:
We agree that residence of a ships’ crew and members of other working groups in similar cases should be the residence of a country in which they spend most of the living time except spent on the ship and the residence of patients is the residence of a country of their dwelling.
 29/11/2005People's Bank of ChinaNon-permanent workers:
I agree with your improvements and have no other suggestions.
 29/11/2005People's Bank of ChinaShips' crew and paptients:
I agree with your improvements and have no other suggestions.
 25/11/2005VietnamShip's crew and patients:
We agree with the AEG.
 25/11/2005VietnamNon-permanent workers:
We agree with the AEG.
 21/11/2005USAShip's crew and patients:
We agree with the recommendations of the AEG.
 21/11/2005USANon-permanent workers:
We agree with the recommendations of the AEG.
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