(ie frameworks, concepts,
classifications) should be used as far as possible in the production of official statistics.
The use of statistical standards across all sources of official statistics produced within
a country also facilitates integration of the statistics and efficiency (see Principle 8).
Judgements and compromises will be required in the application of international standards
to suit the conditions and requirements of users within each country. Many countries, or
groupings of countries, have developed their own statistical standards based on international
standards modified to suit local needs.
Many countries have made commitments to various international organizations through
international statistical agreements
for the statistics being produced in terms of type,
method or quality. In many cases, this will require
co-ordination of statistical activities
within a country to ensure awareness of such obligations and that requirements are met (see Principle 8)