Definition: Extra-community imports of goods and services
Imports of extra-community goods covers the purchases of goods produced outside the territory of the European Union by a resident situated within the national territory of a Member State of the EU. Goods which are produced outside the territory of the EU and are resold to other EU residents are not included under this heading. In the latter case, such purchases would be classified as being intra-EU deliveries. Goods which are produced within the territory of the EU and exported to non-EU countries to be then re-imported into the EU are included under this heading. For services it covers the provisions of services within the national territory by a provider operating outside the territory of the European Union.