Definition: Party responsible for providing statistical information

External trade

In principle they are all natural and legal persons , public administrations and institutions that sell goods abroad and obtain goods from abroad. They may be exporters or importers that sell/buy goods to/from non EU countries or dispatchers or receivers that sell/buy goods to/from other EU Member Sates.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the trading of goods - User guide", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1998, p. 8

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