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AMNE      activities of multinational enterprises

BD4         OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment, 4th ed.

BPM6      Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 6th ed.

CAPI        computer assisted personal interviewing

CATI        computer assisted telephone interviewing

CAWI       computer assisted web interviewing

CIF           cost, insurance and freight

CPC         Central Product Classification

EBOPS    Extended Balance of Payments Services Classification

Eurostat   Statistical Office of the European Union

FATS        foreign affiliates statistics (as used in the present Guide)

FDI           foreign direct investment

FISIM       financial intermediation services indirectly measured

FOB         free on board

FTE          full-time equivalent

GATS       General Agreement on Trade in Services

GDP         gross domestic product

ICFA         ISIC rev.4, Categories for Foreign Affiliates in Services

ICSE        International Classification of Status in Employment (International Labour Organization)

ICT           information and communications technology

IDC          Internet data collection

ILO          International Labour Organization

IMF          International Monetary Fund

IMTS        International Merchandise Trade Statistics

IRTS        International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics

ISCO       International Standard Classification of Occupations (International Labour Organization)

ISIC         International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities

ITRS        international transactions reporting system

MNE        multinational enterprise

OECD      Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

RSIM       Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration

SBR         statistical business register

SNA         System of National Accounts

SPEs        special-purpose entities

TFSITS     Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services

TSA          tourism satellite account

UCI           ultimate controlling institutional unit (used in respect of foreign affiliates)

UNCTAD  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

W/120       Services Sectoral Classification List (see World Trade Organization document MTN.GNS/W/120)

XBRL        Extensible Business Reporting Language