Centre of Predominant Economic Interest Law and Legal Definition

An institutional unit has a predominant centre of economic interest in an economic territory when there exists, within the economic territory, some location, dwelling, place of production, or other premises on which or from which the unit engages and intends to continue engaging, either indefinitely or over a finite but long period of time, in economic activities and transactions on a significant scale. The location need not be fixed so long as it remains within the economic territory. In most cases, it is reasonable to assume that an institutional unit has a predominant centre of economic interest in the territory if the unit has already engaged in economic activities and transactions on a significant scale in the country for one year or more, or if the unit intends to do so.