Bureau of Economic Analysis July 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current Practices
Document Number: 2011-16065
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) related to direct investment surveys. Specifically, BEA is eliminating reporting requirements for several direct investment surveys that are no longer necessary because the information is collected on other surveys of direct investment conducted by BEA. The surveys that are eliminated from the regulations are: A survey of foreign direct investment in the U.S. seafood industry, two schedules of expenditures for property, plant, and equipment of U.S. direct investment abroad, and two industry classification questionnaires. In addition, BEA is eliminating the reporting requirements for two surveys of new foreign direct investment in the United States. BEA suspended collection of these surveys in 2009 in order to align its international survey program with available resources. BEA is also making other minor revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information.