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標準國際外貿分類表第四修訂版 / Classificação Tipo para o Comércio Internacional

Country / Area: China, Macao SAR

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Name in Chinese: 標準國際外貿分類表第四修訂版
Name in Portuguese: Classificação Tipo para o Comércio Internacional, Rev. 4 (CTCI, Rev. 4)
Name in Enlish: Standard International Trade Classification, Rev. 4 (SITC, Rev. 4)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese, Portuguese and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?CTCI, Rev 4 consists of 5 level:

Level of CTCI, Rev. 4No. of Categories

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Section0Food and live animals
Division00Live animals other than animals of division 03
Group001Live animals other than animals of division 03
Subgroup0011Bovine animals, live
Item00111Bovine animals, pure-bred breeding, live
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. Standard International Trade Classification, Rev. 4 (SITC, Rev. 4), designed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)Yes.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.No deviation.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)The “item” level (5 digits) can be reported for international comparison.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.N/A.
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.Import and export data are collected by NCEM/HS, 5th Rev. They are converted into SITC, Rev. 4 for Macao External Merchandise Trade Statistics publication.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)N/A
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?No.
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)The SITC, Rev. 4 has been adopted since 1 January 2007.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.1 January 2007
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Name in Chinese: 標準國際外貿分類表 - 第三修訂版
Name in Portuguese: Classificação Tipo para o Comércio Internacional, Rev. 3 (CTCI, Rev. 3)
Name in English: Standard International Trade Classification, Rev. 3 (SITC, Rev. 3)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsIdentical
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))
Level of CTCI, Rev. 3)No. of Categories
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1 January 1991
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.No.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics and Census Service
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAddress: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpação, No. 411-417, Dynasty Plaza, 17th floor, Macao
Tel: (853) 8399 5311
E-mail: info@dsec.gov.mo
Website: www.dsec.gov.mo
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/28/2012