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imports value, all goods
Description “The transaction value, that is the price actually paid or payable for the goods when sold for export to the country of importation …, provided: (a) that there are no restrictions as to the disposition or use of the goods by the buyer other than restrictions which: (i) are imposed or required by law or by the public authorities in the country of importation; (ii) limit the geographical area in which the goods may be resold; or (iii) do not substantially affect the value of the goods; (b) that the sale or price is not subject to some condition or consideration for which a value cannot be determined with respect to the goods being valued; (c) that no part of the proceeds of any subsequent resale, disposal or use of the goods by the buyer will accrue directly or indirectly to the seller, unless an appropriate adjustment can be made in accordance with the provisions of Article 8; and (d) that the buyer and seller are not related, or where the buyer and seller are related, that the transaction value is acceptable for customs purposes … ” (12, annex C, based on World Trade Organization Agreement in Valuation).
Source United Nations, International Merchandise Trade Statistics — Concepts and Definitions. Statistics Division, Series F, No. 52, Rev. 2 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.98.XVII.16).
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