BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 14962 [2013-05359]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the survey. A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA’s eFile system). The BE–15 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/fdi. Definitions (a) United States, when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territories and possessions of the United States. (b) Foreign, when used in a geographic sense, means that which is situated outside the United States or which belongs to or is characteristic of a country other than the United States. (c) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government-sponsored agency). (d) Business enterprise means any organization, association, branch, or venture that exists for profit making purposes or to otherwise secure economic advantage, and any ownership of any real estate. Who Must Report (a) Reports are required from each U.S. business enterprise in which a foreign person has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest of at least 10 percent of the voting stock if an incorporated business enterprise or an equivalent interest if an unincorporated business enterprise and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form BE–15. (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. Note that there is no BE–15 survey covering fiscal year 2012; operations PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 data on U.S. affiliates of foreign companies for fiscal year 2012 are collected on the BE–12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. What To Report: The survey collects information on the operations of U.S. affiliates of foreign companies. How To Report: Reports can be filed using BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, may be obtained at the BEA Web site given above. Form BE–15 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606–5615 or by sending an email to be12/ 15@bea.gov. When To Report: A completed report covering a reporting company’s fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA’s eFile system). Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608–0034. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid control number assigned by OMB. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 130215143-3143-01]
XRIN 0691-XC012


BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United 
States

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Reporting Requirements.

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SUMMARY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis is informing 
the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled BE-15, 
Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. This 
survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in 
Services Survey Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification 
to all United States persons (defined below) who meet the reporting 
requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and 
comply with, the survey. A completed report covering a reporting 
company's fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due 
by May 31 (or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA's eFile 
system). The BE-15 survey forms and instructions are available on the 
BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/fdi.

Definitions

    (a) United States, when used in a geographic sense, means the 50 
States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and 
all territories and possessions of the United States.
    (b) Foreign, when used in a geographic sense, means that which is 
situated outside the United States or which belongs to or is 
characteristic of a country other than the United States.
    (c) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated 
group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization 
(whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any 
government (including a foreign government, the United States 
Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, 
financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, 
including a government-sponsored agency).
    (d) Business enterprise means any organization, association, 
branch, or venture that exists for profit making purposes or to 
otherwise secure economic advantage, and any ownership of any real 
estate.

Who Must Report

    (a) Reports are required from each U.S. business enterprise in 
which a foreign person has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest 
of at least 10 percent of the voting stock if an incorporated business 
enterprise or an equivalent interest if an unincorporated business 
enterprise and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form 
BE-15.
    (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by 
the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Entities not contacted by BEA 
have no reporting responsibilities.
    Note that there is no BE-15 survey covering fiscal year 2012; 
operations data on U.S. affiliates of foreign companies for fiscal year 
2012 are collected on the BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct 
Investment in the United States.
    What To Report: The survey collects information on the operations 
of U.S. affiliates of foreign companies.
    How To Report: Reports can be filed using BEA's electronic 
reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Copies of the survey forms and 
instructions, which contain complete information on reporting 
procedures and definitions, may be obtained at the BEA Web site given 
above. Form BE-15 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606-5615 or 
by sending an email to be12/15@bea.gov.
    When To Report: A completed report covering a reporting company's 
fiscal year ending during the previous calendar year is due by May 31 
(or by June 30 for reporting companies that use BEA's eFile system).
    Paperwork Reduction Act Notice: This data collection has been 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act and assigned control number 0608-0034. 
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid 
control number assigned by OMB. Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 19.5 hours per 
response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, 
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE-1), U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC 20230; and to the Office of Management and Budget, 
Paperwork Reduction Project 0608-0034, Washington, DC 20503.

    Authority:  22 U.S.C. 3101-3108.

J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2013-05359 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-06-P