This category covers management services, consulting services, public relations service, and amounts received by a parent company from its affiliates for general overhead and stewardship. It excludes consulting engineering services related to actual or proposed construction projects (report under transaction number 16); computer consulting (report under transaction number 12); and public relations services that are an integral part of an advertising campaign (report under transaction code 10). It also excludes transactions between parent companies and affiliates that are identifiable as arising from the provision of advertising, accounting, legal, R&D, etc. services, even if these amounts represent reimbursements of sums paid to third parties. That is, transactions between parent companies and affiliates should not be reported in management services if they can instead be reported in another services category.

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