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What is Mirror Data?

Mirror Data refers to a method used to access trade information for countries that do not disclose their customs data. It involves leveraging the customs data provided by a country involved in a trade transaction to infer the trade activity of another country that does not disclose its customs data. For instance, when Country A trades with Country B, if Country B discloses its customs data, the import data recorded by Country B can be used as a mirror of the export data from Country A. This approach relies on the availability of customs data from at least one of the countries involved in the trade, as it acts as a proxy for the undisclosed country's trade activity. However, it is important to note that if both countries involved in the trade transaction do not disclose their customs data, the mirror data method cannot be applied.

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