Approved Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes below were approved by the IMF’s Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics and, where relevant, by the UN’s Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts to be included as subjects on the Annotated Outline to be prepared by the IMF’s Statistics Department and thereafter on the draft chapters of the respective International Statistical Standard manuals (i.e., Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, seventh edition (BPM7) and System of National Accounts 2025 (2025 SNA)).

Balance of Payments Task Team (BPTT)

Current Account Task Team (CATT)

  • C.1 Recording of Transactor-Based Components of Services
  • C.2 Goods, Services, and Investment Income Accounts by Enterprise Characteristics
  • C.5.1 Statistical Impact of the Change in Treatment of Operating Leases in Business Accounting

Direct Investment Task Team (DITT)

Financial and Payment Systems Task Team (FITT)

Globalization Task Team (GZTT)

  • C.11 Valuation of Imports and Exports of Goods CIF to FOB Adjustment