The international trade in services is of major importance for the Dutch economy. Information about the international trade in services provides insight in the economic relations of the Netherlands with other countries.
Changes in reporting from the first quarter of 2019 onward
The label used in earlier survey for merchanting and Dutch custom warehouses "specific types of trade in goods" has been replaced with the label "Merchanting and Dutch custom warehouses” from the 1st quarter of 2019. This is not a substantive change. You report the purchase and sale of goods under merchanting or goods from Dutch custom warehouses in case it is relevant to your company.
The country label of Macedonia is changed to Republic of North Macedonia. The country code MK remains unchanged.
There are two options to deliver your data on ‘International trade in services by country’ to Statistics Netherlands: through an online questionnaire and through the standard record lay-out (SRL).
You can enter and sent your data via a secure Internet connection.
To open the online questionnaire, please go to https://vragenlijst.cbs.nl/ihdgo19. You can use our online Manual on International trade in services by country to fill a questionnaire. In the letter you have received from Statistics Netherlands you can find your user name and the access code. Here you can find a translated Dutch letter with the request to fill the questionnaire on International trade in services by country.
Please Note: you will receive new access codes each quarter! If you lost your access codes, please request new codes here.
The short guide to the online questionnaire in English is available.
Standard record lay-out
This is the most attractive way for enterprises with different types of services and imports and exports to many countries. If you want to report data through your own administrative software please look at the Manual International Trade in Services by country. This manual shows which specifications you need to build a software program for submitting the statistical data on the International Trade in Services. You can upload and send us your data through a secure internet link.
You can find the results of the survey International trade in services by country here.