BE-577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad- Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate, 11398-11399 [2014-04442]

Download as PDF 11398 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140113032–4032–01] BE–45: Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Reporting Requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons (BE–45). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of 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. Reports are due 60 days after the end of the U.S. person’s fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the U.S. person’s fiscal year when reports must be filed within 90 days. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. The BE–45 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/ surveys/iussurv.htm. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Definitions (a) 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). (b) United States person means any person resident in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. (c) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the United States. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Who Must Report: Reports are required from U.S. persons whose covered transactions: (a) Exceeded $8 million (positive or negative) in the prior fiscal year or (b) are expected to exceed that amount during the current fiscal year. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey is intended to collect information on cross-border insurance transactions between U.S. insurance companies and foreign persons. The survey is intended to collect information on transactions in the covered services occurring in the last quarter of calendar year 2013 and in the first three quarters of calendar year 2014. How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606–5588. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 60 days after the end of the fiscal quarter, except for the final quarter of the reporter’s fiscal year when reports must be filed within 90 days. 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 0608–0066. 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. The estimated average annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is 8 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– 0066, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108, as amended. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04454 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140123067–4067–01] BE–577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad— Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Reporting Requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled BE–577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad— Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate. 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. Reports are due 30 days after the close of each calendar or fiscal quarter; 45 days if the report is for the final quarter of the financial reporting year. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule and the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.). The BE–577 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/dia. SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. person that has a direct and/or indirect ownership interest of at least 10 percent of the voting stock in an incorporated foreign business enterprise or an equivalent interest in an unincorporated foreign business enterprise and that meets the additional conditions detailed in Form BE–577. (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: The survey collects information on transactions between parent companies and their affiliates and on direct investment positions (stocks). 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–577 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606–5557 or by sending an email to be577@bea.gov. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 30 days after the close of each calendar or fiscal quarter; 45 days if the report is for the final quarter of the financial reporting year. 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 0608–0004. 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 1 hour 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Reduction Project 0608–0004, Washington, DC 20503. Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3101–3108. J. Steven Landefeld, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–04442 Filed 2–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 140110027–4027–01] BE–29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Reporting Requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE–29). This mandatory 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. Reports are due 90 days after the end of each calendar year. This notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. The BE–29 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/ iussurv.htm. SUMMARY: Definitions (a) 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). (b) United States person means any person resident in the United States or PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11399 subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. (c) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the United States. (d) Carriers means owners or operators of dry cargo, passenger (including cruise and combination) and tanker vessels, including very large crude carriers (VLCCs), calling at U.S. ports. (e) Foreign Carriers means those carriers whose residence is outside the United States, including those who own or operate their own chartered (U.S.-flag or foreign-flag) vessels. They also include foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies operating their own or chartered vessels as carriers for their own accounts. Who Must Report: Reports are required from U.S. agents of foreign carriers who: (a) Handle 40 or more port calls in the reporting period by foreign ocean vessels, or (b) have total annual covered expenses for all foreign ocean vessels handled by the U.S. agent of $250,000 or more. Entities required to report will be contacted individually by BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities. What To Report: This survey is intended to collect information on foreign ocean carriers’ expenses in the United States. The survey is intended to collect information on transactions in the covered services occurring in calendar year 2013. How To Report: Reports can be filed via BEA’s electronic reporting system at www.bea.gov/efile. Additionally, copies of the survey forms and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be obtained from the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm. Inquiries can be made to BEA at (202) 606–5588. When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 90 days after the end of each calendar year. 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 0608–0012. 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. The estimated average annual public reporting burden for this collection of information is 3 hours per response. Send comments regarding this burden estimate to Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BE–1), U.S. Department of Commerce, E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-04442]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 140123067-4067-01]


BE-577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad-- 
Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Reporting Requirements.

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SUMMARY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 
Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting 
the mandatory survey titled BE-577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct 
Investment Abroad--Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign 
Affiliate. 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. Reports are due 30 days after the close of 
each calendar or fiscal quarter; 45 days if the report is for the final 
quarter of the financial reporting year. This notice is being issued in 
conformance with the rule BEA issued in 2012 (77 FR 24373) establishing 
guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and 
direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemakings. 
Additional information about BEA's collection of data on international 
trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule 
and the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 
U.S.C. 3101 et seq.). The BE-577 survey forms and instructions are 
available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/dia.

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

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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. person that has a direct 
and/or indirect ownership interest of at least 10 percent of the voting 
stock in an incorporated foreign business enterprise or an equivalent 
interest in an unincorporated foreign business enterprise and that 
meets the additional conditions detailed in Form BE-577.
    (b) Entities required to report will be contacted individually by 
BEA. Entities not contacted by BEA have no reporting responsibilities.
    What To Report: The survey collects information on transactions 
between parent companies and their affiliates and on direct investment 
positions (stocks).
    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-577 inquiries can be made by phone to (202) 606-5557 or 
by sending an email to be577@bea.gov.
    When To Report: Reports are due to BEA 30 days after the close of 
each calendar or fiscal quarter; 45 days if the report is for the final 
quarter of the financial reporting year.
    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 0608-0004. 
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 1 hour 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 0608-0004, Washington, DC 20503.

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

J. Steven Landefeld,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2014-04442 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]
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