In which format does the ISO country code (FINREP tables 6, 20.4, 20.5, 20.6, 20.7) need to be reported: Alpha-2 (eg.: BE), Alpha -3 (eg.: BEL) or three-digit numeric (eg.: 056)?
The format required could have an impact on our IT systems. Depending on the format required, an IT development has to be implemented.
Throughout the reporting templates in the
Draft ITS on Supervisory reporting, the ISO code shall be reported on the basis of Alpha-2 (e.g.: BE).
The ISO code 3166-1-alpha-2
, which includes pseudo-ISO codes for international organisations as well, is available in the last edition of the Eurostat 's "Balance of Payments Vademecum ": http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/balance_of_payments/documents/7724_14228_2007_EN_3.pdf.
*As of 1/8/2014 the content of this answer was modified to reflect the publication of the final ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions in the Official Journal of the European Union. As a result, the references to the ITS were updated and the disclaimer deleted. For reasons of transparency, revisions are highlighted in track changes.