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1 1 Metadata for the Norwegian inward FATS. 2 1.1 Which of the following approaches best describes the methodology adopted to inward FATS population?

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1 1 1 Metadata for the Norwegian inward FATS

2 2 1.1 Which of the following approaches best describes the methodology adopted to inward FATS population? The FATS statistics are based on Statistics Norway's structure statistics – whole business economy In order to define which companies are controlled from abroad we use: Tax Holder Register SIFON register of foreign assets and liabilities in Norway Public available sources (annual reports, mass media) We have used the SBS

3 3 1.2 Please provide information regarding the methods used (e.g. the sampling frame, sample design, statistical registers used, linking of different sources etc.). We have used the SBS survey for identifying the Whole Business Economy and data for the various variables (characteristics) to be delivered. The Tax Holder Register and SIFON is used to identify the foreign controlled enterprises. All new information regarding the possible foreign control is cross-checked from different sources. Linking of different sources is based on the use of Business Identity Codes. An individual code is given to all enterprises in Norway

4 4 1.4 Please provide information regarding Business Register for statistical purposes Business Register and Enterprise Group Register within BR form a base for inward FATS 1.5 Please provide information use of private databases for your target population No use of private databases

5 Data sources for identifying UCI Annual reports Exchange information Central Business Register Register of shareholders Taxation forms on transfer prices (Directorate of Taxes) Press Internet Commercial sources have not been used  From 2008: EGR

6 6 1.7 Please provide information on use of Eurogroup Register (EGR) Business Register staff plays a major role: working with the global dimension in BR link to and from EGR cooperate with FATS and FDI staff OFATS staff are consulted in confirming the Norwegian UCI’s If the enterprise is covered in EGR we use the the UCI in EGR(2009)

7 77 The impact of EGR in identifying the ultimate owner 2009 Number of enterprises 38 per cent Number of employees 78 per cent Value added 82 per cent

8 8 1.8 Please provide information regarding possible cut-off tresholds The SBS and inward FATS population do not cover inactive businesses

9 9 1.9 The following employment variable was number of persons employed (16110)


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