5487.0 - Information Paper: International Merchandise Trade Statistics, Australia: Data Confidentiality, 1999  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/12/1999   
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International trade data may be suppressed to prevent the identification of the activities of exporters and importers. This paper provides details concerning: why data may not be disclosed; the ways in which data may be suppressed; how individuals or businesses can register objections to the disclosure of data they consider confidential; how the ABS will handle these objections and the effect of confidentiality on output.