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 TIC Country Codes and Partial List of Foreign Official Institutions

Note: These two lists are ONLY for purposes of reporting on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms:​ (BC, BL-1, BL-2, BQ-1, BQ-2, CQ-1, CQ-2, D, S, SLT, SHC/SHCA, and SHL/SHLA.)

A1. List of Country Codes for purposes of
Reporting on the TIC Forms
  1. List effective beginning with reports as of DECEMBER 2013.
    The Geographical ClassificationPDF icon (PDF)
    (revised for December 2013).
    -- It will be effective for all TIC reports as of December 2013 and thereafter. See pages for B-Forms, C-Forms, Form D, Form S, and Form SLT for reporting forms with the new countries effective December 2013.
    -- For those mapping to ISO codes, use the user-assigned code XK for Kosovo until an ISO code is published for Kosovo.
    -- The changes between 2006 and 2013 are denoted with strikethroughs and the color red.

  2. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2006 through November 2013.
    The Geographical ClassificationPDF icon (PDF) (revised June 2006).
 
A2. DESCRIPTION: This geographical classification is provided as guidance for reporting institutions in preparing reports on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms.
In addition to the codes shown for countries and areas listed separately on the reporting forms themselves, codes have also been assigned to certain named places that are components of those countries and geographical categories. The latter codes, which are followed by an asterisk (*), are provided for the convenience of respondents, who may wish to adopt them for internal use.
These instructions are also pertinent to international and regional organizations that are included in the last part of the list.
The coding system has been developed for use by the Federal Reserve Banks and the Treasury in processing the TIC Forms. Reporting institutions filing their reports on magnetic tape or other media that can be processed by data processing equipment are required to use these codes.
The first four digits of the country code represent the actual code. The fifth number is a check digit calculated by the “Modulus 11 Method.”
 
A3. Revisions: Descriptions of all other revisions since 2001 are shown at the bottom of the "geographic version" (PDF) in part A above.
B1. Partial List of Foreign Institutions classified as Official for purposes of Reporting on the TIC Forms
  1. (NEW, 8-5-2014) List effective beginning with reports as of AUGUST 2014. Only Brazil has a change.
    1. Alphabetical LIST (revised for August 2014).
      -- It will be effective for all TIC reports as of August 2014 and thereafter.
      -- This list does not include all foreign official  entities; it only includes entities submitted by TIC-reporters and reviewed by Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks.
    2. The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised for August 2014).
      -- The changes between 2008 and 2014 are denoted with vertical bars in the left margins of the table of contents, and the change in 2014 is described at the end of the PDF file.
  2.  
  3. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of December 2013 through July 2014.
    1. Alphabetical LIST (revised December 2013).
    2. The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised December 2013).
      -- The changes between 2008 and 2013 are denoted with vertical bars on the margins and described at the end of the PDF file.
  4. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2008 through November 2013.
    1. Alphabetical LIST (revised June 2008).
    2. The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised June 2008).
      -- The changes between 2006 and 2008 are denoted with vertical bars on the margins and described at the end of the PDF file.
  5. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2007 through May 2008.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised June 2007).
    -- The changes between 2004 and 2007 are denoted with vertical bars on the margins and described at the end of the PDF file.
  6. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2006 through May 2007.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised May 2006).
    -- The changes between 2004 and 2006 are denoted with vertical bars on the margins and described at the end of the PDF file.
  7. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2004 through May 2006.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised May 2004).
    -- The changes between 2002 and 2004 are described at the end of the PDF file.
  8. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of August 2002 through May 2004.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised July/Aug 2002).
    -- The changes between 2001 and 2002 are described at the end of the PDF file.
  9. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of September 2001 through July 2002.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (revised August 2001).
    -- The changes in 2001 are described at the end of the PDF file.
  10. Previous List, that was effective for reports as of January 2001 through August 2001.
    The Geographic VersionPDF icon (PDF) (January 2001).
 
B2. DESCRIPTION: The list above of foreign institutions, which conform to the definition of foreign official institutions on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms, supersedes all previous lists. The definition of foreign official institutions is:
 
"FOREIGN OFFICIAL INSTITUTIONS (FOI) include the following:
  1. Treasuries, including ministries of finance, or corresponding departments of national governments; central banks, including all departments thereof; stabilization funds, including official exchange control offices or other government exchange authorities; and diplomatic and consular establishments and other departments and agencies of national governments.
  2. International and regional organizations.
  3. Banks, corporations, or other agencies (including development banks and other institutions that are majority-owned by central governments) that are fiscal agents of national governments and perform activities similar to those of a treasury, central bank, stabilization fund, or exchange control authority."
The attached list does not purport to be exhaustive; it only includes the major foreign official institutions which have come to the attention of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Department of the Treasury. For any questions on whether an institution is considered a "Foreign Official Institution" for TIC reporting purposes, please contact your Federal Reserve Bank analyst.
It should be noted that the list does not in every case include all alternative names applying to the same institution. For example, the list does not include all the administrative departments of the foreign central governments nor all special or sub‑accounts of foreign official institutions, although all are to be treated as official. In cases in which legations have been changed to embassies, the embassy is shown on the list; reporting institutions continuing to hold an account in the name of the legation, however, should consider it as official.
These instructions are also pertinent to international and regional organizations that are included in the definition of foreign official institutions.
 
B3. Revisions: Descriptions of all other revisions since 2001 are shown at the bottom of the "geographic version" (PDF) in part A above.
Last Updated: 11/12/2014 5:16 PM

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