Explanatory Notes — Country Classification
The identity of the countries/territories appearing in the Trading Partner selection area is a reflection of the country classifications used by Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census Bureau to tabulate trade statistics.
- The country classifications used in "Trade Data Online", which are derived from ones employed by Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census Bureau, are designed for the purposes of economic geography and therefore do not reflect the views or intentions of the Government of Canada nor of the Government of the United States on international issues of recognition, sovereignty or jurisdiction.
- To assist search and display in selection lists, country names appear in short form. For example, the "People's Democratic Republic of Laos" will simply appear as "Laos" for ease of use. Similarly, the "Republic of Korea" will appear as "Korea, South" in the list and so on.
- There are minor differences between Canadian and U.S. country classifications, mainly reflecting how a number of smaller states are treated (e.g. whether "Vatican City State" is included with "Italy" or not).
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