Country experience: Japan  

11.40.          Japan uses an ITRS as a primary data source for compiling trade in services. However, as some transactions cannot be captured through an ITRS, various data sources have been implemented to supplement it. Other data sources include enterprise surveys for specific business based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, administrative sources and data provided by private institutions. Uses of data sources other than the ITRS for the compilation of trade in services are summarized in table 11.9. More detail on the experience of Japan is given in the online version of the present Guide. 


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