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REGULATIONS ON STATISTICS IN THE RASON ECONOMIC AND TRADE ZONE

Adopted by Decision No. 19 of the Cabinet on March 6, 1999

Chapter 1. General

Article 1. These regulations are formulated with a view to taking proper statistics on social and economic situations and establishing proper order in management and use of statistical data in the Rason economic and trade zone.
Article 2. Statistics give comprehensive and quantitative reflection of the social and economic situations and the results of work, and are means of understanding the social and economic phenomena and undertaking practical activities on a planned basis. Statistics shall include data with respect to the level of economic and cultural development, information related to natural resources, population and livelihood and so on.
Article 3. The statistical work of the organs, enterprises and associations of the DPRK (hereinafter called the organs and enterprises) and the foreign-invested enterprises within the Rason economic and trade zone (hereinafter called the Zone) shall follow these regulations.
Article 4. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall ensure scientific accuracy, objectivity and timeliness of the statistics.
Article 5. Supervision and guidance of the statistical work within the Zone shall be conducted by the Zone statistics body under a unified guidance of the central statistics body.
The Zone statistics body shall exercise control and direction over the statistical affairs in conformity with the social and economic situations in the Zone.
Article 6. The initial calculation units of statistics shall be the organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises in the Zone. Full-or part-time statisticians shall be employed in such initial calculation units of statistics.
Article 7. The statistical data relating to the economic activities in the Zone shall be compiled on the basis of the gross product of the Zone.
Article 8. The statistical work in the Zone shall be done in conformity with statistical methodology made by the central statistics body. Such a statistical methodology shall be constantly improved in accordance with the features of the Zone.
Article 9. The statistical documents shall be prepared in the Korean language. Translation into a foreign language may be given under each item expressed in the Korean language.

Chapter 2. Compilation of Statistics

Article 10. Taking the statistics in a proper manner is essential to achieving a success in statistical work. The Zone statistics body, organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall be responsible for undertaking the statistical work.
Article 11. The statistics shall be gathered in both ways of statistical report and research. The statistical reports shall comprise monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, seasonal and annual reports and the statistical research shall comprise simultaneous research, research as a whole, selective research and single research.
Article 12. The statistics shall be taken according to the procedures, methods and indices prescribed by the central statistics body. Such procedures, methods and indices prescribed by the central statistics body shall not be modified wilfully.
Article 13. The statistics data with respect to business activities shall be compiled through statistical report and those relating to social and economic situations, population, livelihood and prices shall be gathered through statistical research.
Article 14. The Zone statistics body shall directly get the statistical data relating to the natural calamities and accidents.
Article 15. The Zone statistics body may require the organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises to provide necessary statistical data. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall furnish the statistical data required by the Zone statistics body within the period fixed.
Article 16. Statistics other than the prescribed statistical indices shall be gathered only subject to approval of the Zone statistics body.
Article 17. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall send the statistics taken by them to the Zone statistics body and the superior bodies concerned.
Any of the statistics other than those on the prescribed indices shall be produced only to a body concerned.
Article 18. The statistical data shall be made in writing. The statistics may be taken also by means of the telecommunications facilities.
Article 19. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall not modify of their own accord the statistics already submitted to the Zone statistics body and the superior bodies concerned.
Article 20. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall inform the Zone statistics body of their registration of business within 10 days therefrom.

Chapter 3. Initial Calculation of Statistics

Article 21. Properly making the initial calculation of statistics is prerequisite to getting correct statistics.
The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall determine units, objects and methods for initial calculation of statistics in an appropriate way and properly conduct the work of measuring and surveying.
Article 22. Initial calculation of statistics shall be made in conformity with standardized form of initial calculation. Such a standardized form of initial calculation shall be determined by the Zone statistics body. The organs enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall make initial calculation based on standardized form of initial calculation according to their specific situations.
Article 23. Unity of indices for the initial calculation of statistics and uniformity of the methods of calculation shall be ensured by the organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises.
Article 24. The gross product of the Zone shall be calculated in the form of output value plus service revenue.
Article 25. The results of investment shall be calculated by the amount actually invested into the Zone.
Article 26. Actual output shall be calculated by multiplying actual sale prices by the quantities of sale of each product produced and sold.
Article 27. Actual revenue from service shall be calculated by the actual amount of receipts earned after offering various services.
Article 28. The amounts of exports shall be calculated by using the delivery prices and the quantities of each commodity exported across the customs boundary outside the Zone; and the amounts of imports shall be calculated by using CIF (cost, insurance and freights) price and the quantities of each commodity imported into the Zone.
Article 29. The turnover shall be calculated by actual receipts earned after the sale of goods.
Article 30. The results of tax payment shall be calculated by the amounts actually paid on the incomes such as enterprise income and personal income.
Article 31. The results relating to the initial calculation of statistics shall be regarded as those made from 00:00 hours of the first day to 24:00 hours of the last day of the corresponding period of statistics.
Article 32. The currency unit of statistical calculation shall be Korean won. The exchange rate of foreign currency against Korean won shall be pursuant to the one set for the current period by the foreign exchange control body.
Article 33. At the stage of the initial calculation of statistics, the organs and the foreign-invested enterprises shall not make any false statistical data nor shall they get the statistical data without measurement or survey.

Chapter 4. Management and Use of the Statistical Data

Article 34. The statistical data shall be treated as secret documents. The Zone statistics body, organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall establish a strict system and order of managing and utilizing the statistical data in order to keep them confidential.
Article 35. The Zone statistics body, organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall register the statistics taken in good time and keep those until the time fixed. The period of keeping the statistical data shall be fixed by the central statistics body.
Article 36. The Zone statistics body shall systematically synthesize and categorize the statistical data by the sector and year. The statistical data synthesized and categorized shall be sent to a relevant document control body.
Article 37. Any statistical data kept by the Zone statistics body may be available for reading. In case of reading such statistical data of the Zone statistics body, an application for reading stating the purpose and statistical indices to be read as well as the position and name of the applicant shall be produced to and approved by the Zone statistics body. The statistical data shall be read, abstracted or copied only at a designated place and, thereafter, such extracts or copies shall be used only for the purpose approved.
Article 38. Any of the organs and enterprises or any foreign-invested enterprises shall not disclose any of their statistical data to other organs and enterprises and foreign-invested businesses or individuals.
Article 39. Any of the statistical data relating to the organs and enterprises or the foreign-invested enterprises shall not be disclosed without consent. Disclosure of the statistical data of an organ and enterprise or a foreign-invested enterprise shall be agreed on by the organ and enterprise or foreign-invested enterprise concerned.
Article 40. The statistical data on the labour and natural resources within the Zone and the gross product of the Zone shall be disclosed only after consent is given from the central statistics body.
Article 41. The organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises shall analyze the statistical data and improve their productive and operational activities accordingly.
Article 42. The Zone statistics body shall make a comprehensive analysis of such things as the state of development and investment in the Zone and the information on social, economic and cultural development inside the Zone, and shall report them to the central statistics body.

Chapter 5. Supervision and Control

Article 43. The Zone statistics body shall supervise and control the organs and enterprises and the foreign-invested enterprises to strictly observe these regulations.
Article 44. Assessment of the implementation of national economic plan of each organ and enterprise shall be done by the Zone statistics body.
The organs and enterprises shall submit the monthly statistics on the implementation of the plan to the Zone statistics body within the period fixed. The Zone statistics body shall make an on-the-spot survey to give an objective and correct examination and confirmation on the implementation of the plan.
Article 45. The Zone planning body shall hand over to the Zone statistics body a copy of national economic plan it sent to the organs and enterprises.
The organs and enterprises shall register with the zone statistics body the central plan, the Zone plan and the plan of individual enterprise according to the assessment cycle of the implementation of the plan and shall not be bound by any plan that was modified after the period for implementation of the plan is over.
Article 46. The Zone statistics body may inspect statistical data and products of the organs and enterprises and foreign-invested enterprises. In this case the organs, enterprises and foreign-invested enterprises shall provide it with all the conditions required.
Article 47. In case of violation of these regulations, confiscation, fining or other administrative sanctions shall be imposed according to the gravity of offense. And in case of severe violation criminal punishment shall be imposed.


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