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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

COFOG code 04.1.1

Structure   Notes

  • Division: 04 - Economic affairs
  • Group: 04.1 - General economic, commercial and labour affairs
  • Class: 04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs (CS)

Explanatory note

- Administration of general economic and commercial affairs and services, including general foreign commercial affairs; formulation and implementation of general economic and commercial policies; liaison among different branches of government and between government and business;
- regulation or support of general economic and commercial activities such as export and import trade as a whole, commodity and equity markets, overall income controls, general trade promotion activities, general regulation of monopolies and other restraints on trade and market entry, etc.; supervision of the banking industry;
- operation or support of institutions dealing with patents, trademarks, copyrights, company registration, weather forecasting, standards, hydrologic surveys, geodesic surveys, etc.;
- grants, loans or subsidies to promote general economic and commercial policies and programmes.
Includes: consumer education and protection.
Excludes: economic and commercial affairs of a particular industry (classified to (04.2) through (04.7) as appropriate).

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