Statistics Canada's Project

14.133.        Statistics Canada is undertaking a five-year project on 'Global Production Statistics' to develop, and produce statistics that better capture the global activities of national enterprises and to meet new international standards. Objectives of the project are to identify enterprises involved in manufacturing services on physical inputs owned by others and merchanting and measure this activity, and better understand factoryless goods production activities.

14.134.        The project has three stages:

14.135.        Initial feedback from stage 1 indicates that:

14.136.        The investigation of the customs database revealed two Customs' programmes that will enable better tracking of inward and outward processing activities. These are:


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