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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 8421


  • Section: O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Division: 84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Group: 842 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
  • Class: 8421 - Foreign affairs

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- administration and operation of the ministry of foreign affairs and diplomatic and consular missions stationed abroad or at offices of international organizations
- administration, operation and support for information and cultural services intended for distribution beyond national boundaries
- aid to foreign countries, whether or not routed through international organizations
- provision of military aid to foreign countries
- management of foreign trade, international financial and foreign technical affairs

This class excludes:
- international disaster or conflict refugee services, see 8890

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