Current Account Task Team (CATT)

The Current Account Task Team (CATT) is one of the Task Teams (TTs) established by the IMF’s Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPCOM) to contribute to the revision process of the BPM6. CATT will provide technical inputs and make recommendations on current account issues within the framework of the revision. Its mandate will include addressing the current account issues identified in the research agenda of BOPCOM and proposing documented solutions for its discussion by BOPCOM.

CATT will be operational mostly throughout the Phase I of the BPM6 update process (March 2020–March 2022). However, CATT may also be consulted during Phase II (drafting of the BPM7 chapters) on an as-needed basis, should any significant issues arise during the worldwide consultation process overseen by BPTT.

Further details on the mandate and operations; guidance notes and working procedures; composition; and key issues to be addressed by CATT are provided in the Terms of Reference.     

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CATT Meetings

Inaugural Meeting, June 11, 2020

DRAFT GUIDANCE NOTES FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The purpose of this global consultation is to receive feedback from worldwide compilers/users of macroeconomic statistics not involved in the update process, with a view to informing further the proposals to be presented for formal approval to the IMF’s Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPCOM)/Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts (AEG). Each GN will be available for a period of four-weeks for public consultation after its posting on this webpage. Please refer to the BPM6 Update: Compendium of Research Issues for the full list of topics on which GNs will be prepared by the BPM6 Update Task Teams and made available for public consultation.

If you want to provide comments on a GN, please click the accompanying link to access the survey.

C.1 Recording of Transactor-Based Components of Service (Survey on this Guidance Note closed on October 19, 2020)

Draft Guidance Note C.1

C.2 Goods, Services, and Investment Income Accounts by Enterprise Characteristics (Survey on this Guidance Note closed on October 19, 2020)

Draft Guidance Note C.2

C.5.1 Statistical Impact of the Change in Treatment of Operating Leases in Business Accounting (Survey on this Guidance Note closed on October 19, 2020)

Draft Guidance Note C.5.1