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.

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