Bureau of Economic Analysis 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2012-23532
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
International Services Surveys and Direct Investment Surveys Reporting
Document Number: 2012-20147
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issues this document to clarify for the public a rule BEA published in April 2012 that set out new procedures BEA will follow to collect data on international trade in services and direct investment surveys. The surveys are provided for by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act) and the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. Specifically, BEA clarifies that the previously issued rule does not have retroactive effect, and that those entities required to complete surveys that BEA is currently conducting based on rules creating those surveysthe 2011 BE-11, 2011 BE-15, 2012 BE-12, 2012 BE-29, 2012 BE- 120, and all 2012 quarterly surveysmust still complete those surveys.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers (Form BE-30) and U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses (Form BE-37)
Document Number: 2012-17140
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States
Document Number: 2012-17138
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2012-10982
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2012-10678
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2012-10564
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
International Services Surveys and Direct Investment Surveys Reporting
Document Number: 2012-9849
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revises its rules to establish general guidelines for how BEA will collect data on international trade in services and direct investment surveys, which are provided for by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (the Act). In addition to the Act, the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 authorizes BEA to conduct international trade in services surveys. Currently, international trade in services and direct investment surveys are promulgated through separate rulemaking actions. This final rule modifies BEA's regulations to allow BEA to issue surveys through notices rather than through notice and comment rulemaking. It also provides a more general framework for how BEA collects data on these surveys that are required, or provided for, by the statutes. This rule will simplify and generalize existing regulations governing the procurement of information on international trade in services and direct investment.
International Services Surveys: BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions
Document Number: 2012-4352
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
This final rule amends the regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to add new entities that are required to report information on the BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions, to change the survey title, and to collect data in greater detail. Specifically, this rule expands the covered entities to include companies that operate debit networks based on a personal identification number (PIN). PIN-based debit network companies will be required to report on cross- border transactions between U.S. cardholders traveling abroad and foreign businesses and foreign cardholders traveling in the United States and U.S. businesses. This change improves the identification of cross-border travel transactions. This rule also changes the survey title from Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions to Quarterly Survey of Payment Card and Bank Card Transactions Related to International Travel to reflect this change to the regulations. In addition, this rule makes certain changes to the BE-150 form to collect data in greater detail. The revised BE-150 survey will be conducted on a quarterly basis beginning with the first quarter of 2012.
International Services Surveys and Direct Investment Surveys Reporting
Document Number: 2012-47
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes to revise its rules to establish general guidelines for reporting on international trade in services and direct investment surveys provided for by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 to 3108, (the Act)). In addition to the Act, the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4908) provides authority for the international trade in services surveys. Currently, international trade in services and direct investment surveys are promulgated through separate rulemaking actions. This rule will modify the guidelines to allow such surveys to be issued through notices rather than as more formal rulemakings. The purpose of this rule is to provide a more general framework for collection of data on these surveys that are required, or provided for, by the statutes. The effect of this rule is to simplify and generalize existing regulations governing the procurement of information on international trade in services and direct investment.