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CROSS BORDER SHOPPING

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Definition:
Cross border shopping is the name given to the activity wherein private individuals buy goods abroad because of lower taxes and import them for their own consumption, without declaring them in full in order to avoid paying import duties.

Source Publication:
Measuring the Non-Observed Economy: A Handbook, OECD, IMF, ILO, Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, 2002, Annex 2, Glossary.

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/20/1963116.pdf

Statistical Theme: International trade statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, February 04, 2004