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1993 SNA Update Information - AEG recommendations for issue:
Illegal and underground activities

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Since the publication of the 1993 SNA, the handbook Measuring the Non-observed Economy has considered in detail and provided recommendations on the recording of illegal activities such as bribery, extortion and money laundering in addition to theft and fencing. The review should consider to what extent the recommendations included in the Handbook on the recording of production and redistribution of income from such activities should be included in the updated SNA.
AEG recommendations
Number of AEG recommendations for selected issue:1
  Corresponding meetingDate postedRecommendation
 Jan-Feb 200607/04/2006AEG members participating in the e-discussion overwhelmingly supported clarifications (a), (d), (g) and (h).
Regarding clarifications (b), (c) the AEG agreed that theft should not be treated as a transaction.
Regarding clarifications (e), (f) the AEG agreed that bribery should not be treated as compensation of employees, contrary to the possibilities mentioned in the Handbook on the Non-Observed Economy. The consensus of the AEG was that bribery should not be discussed in the updated SNA.
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