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Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community
Article 8

Article 8 — Implementation of NACE Rev. 2

  1. Statistical units referred to in business registers, as set up according to Regulation (EEC) No 2186/93, shall be classified according to NACE Rev. 2.
  2. Statistics referring to economic activities performed from 1 January 2008 onwards shall be produced by Member States using NACE Rev. 2 or with a national classification derived therefrom pursuant to Article 4.
  3. By way of derogation from paragraph 2, short-term statistics governed by Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 and the labour-cost index governed by Regulation (EC) No 450/2003 shall be produced using NACE Rev. 2 from 1 January 2009.
  4. The provision of paragraph 2 shall not apply for the production of the following statistics:
    1. national accounts statistics under Regulation (EC) No 2223/96;
    2. economic accounts for agriculture under Regulation (EC) No 138/2004; and
    3. statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment under Regulation (EC) No 184/2005.