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21.14.    Compilation and publication of data by the United States Census Bureau. Related party data are compiled of administrative records from official United States import and export merchandise trade statistics. Related-party shipments are identified by the indicators “R”, for related, and “N”, for non-related, which are required for all export transactions and most import transactions. Selling prices are used as a basis for determining the value of shipments; but in general, it is required that the goods sold between related parties be valued as if the transactions were carried out between unrelated parties.[17]


[17] The Foreign Trade Division (FTD) of the United States Census Bureau releases aggregated related party data through an annually published press release, available from Additional related party data, which are not published in the annual press release, can be obtained from the FTD Related Party Database (