Statistics legislation

The Finnish international trade statistics are based on the legislation of the European Community as well as on the national Statistics Act and Customs Act.

The statistics legislation of the European Community ensures that the statistics are based on strictly defined norms applied in all EU Member States.In addition, uniform definitions and methods for the practical compilation of international trade statistics have been determined by Commission regulations and decisions.

Below is a list of the most essential regulations relating to the compilation of statistics, with links to the EUR-Lex database maintained by the Publications Office of the EU.

Points to consider

  • The European Statistics Code of Practice – Recommendation of the Commission on the independence, integrity and accountability of the national and Community statistical authorities (pdf) »
    http://ec.europa.eu
  • The nomenclature of countries - Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • The basic regulation on external trade - Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, amendments (EU) No 2016/1724 and (EU) No 2016/2119 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • Implementing regulation on external trade - Commission Regulation (EU) No 113/2010 implementing Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No 471/2009 (trade coverage, definition of the data, specific goods and movements), amendment (EU) No 2016/2119 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • Implementing regulation on external trade - Commission Regulation (EU) No 92/2010 implementing Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EC) No 471/2009 (data exchange, compilation of statistics and quality assessment) »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • The basic regulation on EU internal trade - Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States, amendments (EC) No 222/2009 and (EU) No 1093/2013 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • The implementing regulation on internal trade - Commission Regulation (EC) No 1982/2004 implementing Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, amendments (EC) No 1915/2005, (EU) No 91/2010 and (EU) No 96/2010 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament on European statistics, amendment (EU) No 759/2015 »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu
  • The Combined Nomenclature (CN) - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1101/2014 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff »
    http://eur-lex.europa.eu


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