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Management consultancy and associated services relating to the implementation of EDICOM

The Statistical Office of the European Commission (EUROSTAT) has published an invitation to tender for the provision of management consultancy and related services in connection with the implementation of EDICOM (Electronic Data Interchange on Commerce).

The Commission has the responsibility for the implementation of EDICOM. This programme aims at drawing up a set of actions for the modernization and automation of the statistical system for the exchange of goods between Member States (INTRASTAT). The actions include, in particular:

- The design, development, documentation and promotion of methods, harmonized procedures, acceptance software, validation, processing and distribution of data, as well as making available exchange formats based on European and international standards;

- The elaboration of measures to simplify and harmonize the operation of the system.

Furthermore, the EXTRACOM initiative developed within the framework of the Community's IDA programme (Interchange Data between Administrations) offers a similar structure for the exchange of goods with third countries (EXTRASTAT). Part of the work programme will comprise the following lots:

- Lot 1: Globalization and integration;
- Lot 2: Optimization of the INTRASTAT system;
- Lot 3: Links with taxation;
- Lot 4: Sectoral studies per product;
- Lot 5: Alternative systems.

The complete description of these lots can be found in the tender documents.

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