BE-577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad-Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate, 19128 [2016-07472]

Download as PDF 19128 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 64 / Monday, April 4, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 160304201–6201–01] XRIN 0691–XC049 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 Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad— Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate (BE–577). This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification to all U.S. persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the BE– 577. 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 rulemaking. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule, the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), and 15 CFR part 801. Survey data on international trade in services and direct investment that are not collected pursuant to the 2012 rule are described separately in 15 CFR part 801. The BE– 577 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/dia. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Apr 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 U.S. 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. Reporting Notice of specific reporting requirements, including who is to report, the information to be reported, the manner of reporting, and the time and place of filing reports, will be mailed to those required to complete this survey. 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 form and instructions, which contain complete information on reporting procedures and definitions, can be downloaded from 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. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Additional information regarding this burden estimate may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov; under the Information Collection Review tab, click on ‘‘Search’’ and use the above OMB control number to search for the current survey instrument. 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. Brian C. Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis. [FR Doc. 2016–07472 Filed 4–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 160304199–6199–01] XRIN 0691–XC047 BE–125: Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property 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 Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons (BE–125). This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification to all U.S. persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, the BE– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Economic Analysis

[Docket No. 160304201-6201-01]
XRIN 0691-XC049


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 Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment 
Abroad--Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate (BE-577). 
This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in 
Services Survey Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice constitutes legal notification 
to all U.S. persons (defined below) who meet the reporting requirements 
set forth in this Notice that they must respond to, and comply with, 
the BE-577. 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 rulemaking. Additional 
information about BEA's collection of data on international trade in 
services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule, the 
International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 
3101 et seq.), and 15 CFR part 801. Survey data on international trade 
in services and direct investment that are not collected pursuant to 
the 2012 rule are described separately in 15 CFR part 801. 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 organized under the laws of any State), and any 
government (including a foreign government, the U.S. 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.

Reporting

    Notice of specific reporting requirements, including who is to 
report, the information to be reported, the manner of reporting, and 
the time and place of filing reports, will be mailed to those required 
to complete this survey.
    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 form and 
instructions, which contain complete information on reporting 
procedures and definitions, can be downloaded from 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. Additional information regarding this 
burden estimate may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov; under the Information 
Collection Review tab, click on ``Search'' and use the above OMB 
control number to search for the current survey instrument. 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.

Brian C. Moyer,
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2016-07472 Filed 4-1-16; 8:45 am]
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