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14.85.        Another option is to introduce checkboxes into existing surveys of (mainly multinational) enterprises to identify those enterprises undertaking international manufacturing services and merchanting; from which additional surveys could be designed that focus only on the target population. In addition to these sources, company profiling can be used to cross-check information from different statistical domains as well as from public domains such as company reports, media articles etc.

148614.86.        Compilers may also be able to identify enterprises undertaking manufacturing services if special registration arrangements exist (e.g. for duty reductions, export processing zones or special trade zones). Free trade zones for example are likely to have disproportionate representation of processing firms for example, so compilers should investigate the possibility of accessing administrative data from these zones.

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