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Appendix. Country Table Matrix

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Published Date:
January 1996
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Status Under IMF Articles of Agreement
Article VIII
Article XIV
Exchange Arrangement
Currency
Other legal tender
Exchange rate structure
Unitary
Dual
Multiple
Classification
Pegged
Limited flexibility in respect to a single currency
Cooperative arrangement
Adjusted according to a set of indicators
Managed floating
Independent floating
Exchange tax
Exchange subsidy
Forward exchange market
Official cover of forward operations
Arrangements for Payments and Receipts
Prescription of currency requirements
Bilateral payments arrangements
Operative
Inoperative
Other payments arrangements
Regional arrangements
Clearing agreements
Barter agreements and open accounts
Administration of control
Exchange control authorities
International security restrictions
In accordance with IMF Executive
Board Decision No. 144-(52/51)
Other
In accordance with UN sanctions
Payments arrears
Official
Private
Controls on trade in gold (coins and/or bullion)
Controls on domestic ownership and/or trade
Controls on external trade
Controls on exports and imports of banknotes
On exports
Domestic currency
Foreign currency
On imports
Domestic currency
Foreign currency
Resident Accounts
Eligibility to hold accounts
Juridical persons
Natural persons
Foreign exchange accounts
permitted
Held domestically
Approval required
Held abroad
Approval required
Accounts in domestic currency convertible into foreign currency
Nonresident Accounts
Eligibility to hold accounts
Juridical persons
Natural persons
Foreign exchange accounts permitted
Approval required
Domestic currency accounts
Convertible into foreign currency
Approval required
Blocked accounts
Imports and Import Payments
Foreign exchange budget
Financing requirements for imports
Minimum financing requirements
Advance payments requirement
Advance import deposits
Documentation requirements for release of foreign exchange for imports
Domiciliation requirements
Preshipment inspection
Letters of credit
Import licenses used as exchange licenses
Other
Import licenses and other nontariff measures
Positive list
Negative list
Open general licenses
Licenses with quotas
Other nontariff measures
Import taxes and/or tariffs
Taxes collected through the exchange system
State import monopoly
Exports and Export Proceeds
Repatriation requirements
Surrender requirements
Financing requirements
Documentation requirements
Letters of credit
Guarantees
Domiciliation
Preshipment inspection
Other
Export licenses
Without quotas
With quotas
Export taxes
Taxes collected through the exchange system
Other export taxes
Payments for Invisible Transactions and Current Transfers
Controls on these payments
Freight/insurance
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Unloading/storage costs
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Administrative expenses
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Commissions
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Interest payments
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Profit/dividends
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Payments for travel
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Medical costs
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Study abroad costs
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Subscriptions and membership fees
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Consulting/legal fees
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Foreign workers’ wages
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Pensions
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Gambling/prize earnings
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Family maintenance/alimony
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Credit card use abroad
Prior approval
Quantitative limits
Indicative limits/bona fide test
Proceeds from Invisible Transactions and Current Transfers
Repatriation requirements
Surrender requirements
Restrictions on use of funds
Capital Transactions
Controls on capital and money market instruments
On capital market securities
Purchase in the country by nonresidents
Sale or issue locally by nonresidents
Purchase abroad by residents
Sale or issue abroad by residents
On money market instruments
Purchase in the country by nonresidents
Sale or issue locally by nonresidents
Purchase abroad by residents
Sale or issue abroad by residents
On collective investment securities
Purchase in the country by nonresidents
Sale or issue locally by nonresidents
Purchase abroad by residents
Sale or issue abroad by residents
Controls on derivatives and other instruments
Purchase in the country by nonresidents
Sale or issue locally by nonresidents
Purchase abroad by residents
Sale or issue abroad by residents
Controls on credit operations
Commercial credits
By residents to nonresidents
To residents from nonresidents
Financial credits
By residents to nonresidents
To residents from nonresidents
Guarantees, sureties, and financial backup facilities
By residents to nonresidents
To residents from nonresidents
Controls on direct investment
Outward direct investment
Inward direct investment
Controls on liquidation of direct investment
Controls on real estate transactions
Purchase abroad by residents
Purchase locally by nonresidents
Sale locally by nonresidents
Provisions specific to commercial banks and other credit institutions
Borrowing abroad
Maintenance of accounts abroad
Lending to nonresidents (financial or commercial credits)
Lending locally in foreign exchange
Purchase of locally issued securities denominated in foreign exchange
Differential treatment of nonresident deposit accounts and/or deposit accounts in foreign exchange
Reserve requirements
Liquid asset requirements
Interest rate controls
Investment regulations
Credit controls
Open foreign exchange position limits
Provisions specific to institutional investors
Limits (max.) on portfolio invested abroad
Limits (min.) on portfolio invested locally
Currency matching regulations on assets/liabilities composition
Other controls imposed by securities laws

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