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BILATERAL EXCHANGE

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Definition:
Exchange of data and/or metadata between a sending organisation and a receiving organisation where all aspects of the exchange process are agreed between counterparties, including the mechanism for exchange of data and metadata, the formats, the frequency or schedule, and the mode used for communications regarding the exchange.

Context:
Apart from bilateral exchange, the SDMX initiative identifies two other basic forms of exchange of statistics and metadata between organisations, i.e. multilateral exchange and data-sharing exchange.

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Gateway exchange

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Friday, December 16, 2005

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2005