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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 7490


  • Section: M - Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Division: 74 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Group: 749 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
  • Class: 7490 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.

Explanatory note

This class includes a great variety of service activities generally delivered to commercial clients. It includes those activities for which more advanced professional, scientific and technical skill levels are required, but does not include ongoing, routine business functions that are generally of short duration.

This class includes:
- translation and interpretation activities
- business brokerage activities, i.e. arranging for the purchase and sale of small and medium-sized businesses, including professional practices, but not including real estate brokerage
- patent brokerage activities (arranging for the purchase and sale of patents)
- appraisal activities other than for real estate and insurance (for antiques, jewellery, etc.)
- bill auditing and freight rate information
- activities of quantity surveyors
- weather forecasting activities
- security consulting
- agronomy consulting
- environmental consulting
- other technical consulting
- activities of consultants other than architecture, engineering and management consultants

This class also includes:
- activities carried on by agents and agencies on behalf of individuals usually involving the obtaining of engagements in motion picture, theatrical production or other entertainment or sports attractions and the placement of books, plays, artworks, photographs etc., with publishers, producers etc.

This class excludes:
- wholesale of used motor vehicles by auctioning, see 4510
- online auction activities (retail), see 4791
- activities of auctioning houses (retail), see 4799
- activities of real estate brokers, see 6820
- bookkeeping activities, see 6920
- activities of management consultants, see 7020
- activities of architecture and engineering consultants, see 7110
- engineering design activities, see 7110
- display of advertisement and other advertising design, see 7310
- creation of stands and other display structures and sites, see 7310
- industrial design activities, see 7410
- activities of convention and trade show organizers, see 8230
- activities of independent auctioneers, see 8299
- administration of loyalty programmes, see 8299
- consumer credit and debt counselling, see 8890
- activities of authors of scientific and technical books, see 9000
- activities of independent journalists, see 9000

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