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1993 SNA Update Information - Residence

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In the 1993 SNA, the concept of the national economy is discussed in terms of “economic territory of a country’’ for which two contradicting criteria are used: “administered by a government” and “free circulation of persons, goods and capital”. The criteria need to be clarified. Clarification is also needed between domestic and national economy.
With globalization, there are an increasing number of institutional units with connections to two or more economies. The concept of “predominant” center of economic interest has been put forward to address this issue.
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?
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?
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