REVISION 2.02 (5 April 2004)
REVISION 2.02 provides advice of revisions to the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), ABS Catalogue No. 1269.0 with regard to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the state of 'Serbia and Montenegro'. The date of effect of these revisions is 4 February 2003. For full details, see the separate Acrobat file of the published advice on this website.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was officially dissolved on 4 February 2003 after the Federal Parliament proclaimed the establishment of the state of 'Serbia and Montenegro'. The name change has been recognised by the Australian Government and various international bodies including the United Nations and the International Organization for Standardization.
ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY GROUPINGS
Since the publication of the original SACC, the membership of several of the entities described in the Alternative Country groupings has changed. This revision updates the alternative Country Groupings to reflect current membership.
The attached notice provides advice of revisions to the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), ABS Catalogue No. 1269.0 with regard to East Timor, Macau and Taiwan. The date of effect of these revisions is 21 December 1999.
- Switzerland has been removed from the European Economic Area,
- Slovakia has been added to the Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development,
- Ecuador and Gabon have been removed from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and
- Fiji has been added to The Commonwealth.