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How to remove the gross flows from general merchandise trade statistics

14.108.        ITMS 2010 makes an important point for compilers, which is highlighted in other international recommendations, namely: it is recommended that in all cases, goods for processing and goods resulting from such processing, are to be included in the merchandise exports and imports of the countries at their full (gross) value. Compilers of balance of payments and statistics on international trade in services are required to estimate the manufacturing services on inputs owned by others and it is recommended that countries provide this estimate in their metadata on international merchandise trade statistics, preferably together, if available, with the value of imports and exports of goods for processing and goods resulting from such processing where no change of ownership takes place.

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