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BE-185: Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2014-04453
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (BE-185). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act and by Section 5408 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988.
BE-11: Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2014-04445
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2014-04444
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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-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.
BE-577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad- Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: 2014-04442
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 AbroadTransactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-605: Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States-Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent
Document Number: 2014-04440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United StatesTransactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United States
Document Number: 2014-04438
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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.
BE-30: Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers
Document Number: 2014-04437
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey titled Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers (BE-30). This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-37: Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses
Document Number: 2014-03363
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey titled Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses (BE-37). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-125: Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2014-03361
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-23490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we are announcing a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. The meeting will address ways in which the national economic accounts can be presented more effectively for current economic analysis and recent statistical developments in national accounting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Benchmark Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies with Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2013-18879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
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; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2013-16330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad: Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: 2013-16265
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-08
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
BE-15: Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2013-05359
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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.
BE-605: Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States-Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent
Document Number: 2013-03611
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Transactions of U.S. Affiliate with Foreign Parent. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
BE-577: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad- Direct Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: 2013-03607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory surveys titled BE-577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment AbroadDirect Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act.
Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2013-02638
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended). 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. The BE-11 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/dia.
BE-37: Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses
Document Number: 2013-01845
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey titled Survey of U.S. Airline Operators' Foreign Revenues and Expenses (BE-37). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended).
XRIN 0691-XC008
Document Number: 2013-01842
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended).
BE-9: Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States
Document Number: 2013-01386
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 Foreign Airline Operators' Revenues and Expenses in the United States (BE-9). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended). 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 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. The BE-9 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm.
BE-185: Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2013-01354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons (BE-185). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended) and by Section 5408 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 4908(b)).
BE-45: Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2013-01352
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended). 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. The BE-45 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm.
BE-30: Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers
Document Number: 2013-01349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting a mandatory survey titled Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of United States Carriers (BE-30). This mandatory survey is conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101- 3108, as amended). 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 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. The BE-30 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm.
BE-29: Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers' Expenses in the United States
Document Number: 2013-01346
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
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 conducted under the authority of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101-3108, as amended). 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. The BE-29 survey forms and instructions are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov/surveys/ iussurv.htm.
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.
International Services Surveys: Amendments to the BE-120, Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2011-30914
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
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 set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-120, Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons. The amended regulations for the BE-120 include both definition changes and the addition of three schedules to better collect data in accordance with new international economic accounting standards. In addition, this rule changes the BE-120 survey title from ``Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons'' to ``Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons'' because the term ``intellectual property'' is better understood by U.S. respondents. The BE-120 survey covers transactions in selected services and intellectual property with foreign persons in benchmark years. In non- benchmark years, the universe estimates for these transactions are derived from sample data reported on BEA's follow-on survey, which is the Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons (BE-125). The data collected by the BE-120 will be used by BEA to estimate the trade in services component of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts and other economic accounts compiled by BEA. The data are also needed by the U.S. government to monitor U.S. exports and imports of selected services and intellectual property; analyze their impact on the U.S. and foreign economies; support U.S. international trade policy for selected services and intellectual property; and assess and promote U.S. competitiveness in international trade in services. In addition, the data will improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-605, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States-Transactions of U.S. Affiliate With Foreign Parent
Document Number: 2011-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
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: Amendments to the BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions
Document Number: 2011-27938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend the regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to add new entities that would be required to report information on the BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions. Specifically, this rule would expand the covered entities to include companies that operate personal identification number (PIN)-based debit networks. As proposed, PIN-based debit network companies would be required to report on cross-border transactions between (1) U.S. cardholders traveling abroad and foreign businesses and (2) foreign cardholders traveling in the United States and U.S. businesses. BEA is proposing this change to improve the identification of cross-border travel transactions. BEA also proposes to change 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, BEA proposes to make certain changes to the data collected on the BE-150 form to collect them in greater detail. If these changes are approved, the BE-150 survey would be conducted on a quarterly basis beginning with the first quarter of 2012.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2011-24267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the 2012 BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Benchmark surveys are conducted every five years; the prior survey covered 2007. The benchmark survey covers the universe of foreign direct investment in the United States, and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such investment in terms of subject matter. For the 2012 benchmark survey, BEA proposes changes in reporting thresholds and data items collected, as well as changes in form design.
International Services Surveys: Amendments to the BE-120, Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets With Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2011-20418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend the regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-120, Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons. The proposed BE-120 would include both definition changes and the addition of three schedules to better collect data in accordance with new international standards. In addition, this proposed rule would change the BE-120 survey title from ``Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons'' to ``Benchmark Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property with Foreign Persons'' because the term ``intellectual property'' is better understood by U.S. respondents. The proposed BE-120 survey is intended to cover transactions in selected services and intellectual property with foreign persons in benchmark years. In non-benchmark years, the universe estimates for these transactions would be derived from sample data reported on BEA's follow-on survey, which is the Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intangible Assets with Foreign Persons (BE-125). The data will be used by BEA to estimate the trade in services component of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts and other economic accounts compiled by BEA. The data are also needed by the U.S. government to monitor U.S. exports and imports of selected services and intellectual property; analyze their impact on the U.S. and foreign economies; support U.S. international trade policy for selected services and intellectual property; and assess and promote U.S. competitiveness in international trade in services. In addition, the data will improve the ability of U.S. businesses to identify and evaluate market opportunities.
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.
Direct Investment Surveys: Alignment of Regulations With Current Practices
Document Number: 2011-7769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) proposes to amend its regulations related to direct investment surveys. Specifically, BEA proposes to eliminate 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 would be eliminated from the regulations are: a survey of foreign direct investment in the U.S. seafood industry (BE-21), two schedules of expenditures for property, plant, and equipment of U.S. direct investment abroad (BE-133B and BE-133C), and two industry classification questionnaires (BE-507 and BE-607). In addition, BEA proposes to eliminate the reporting requirements for two surveys of new foreign direct investment in the United States (BE-13 and BE-14). BEA suspended collection of these surveys in 2009 in order to align its international survey program with available resources. BEA also proposes other minor revisions to its regulations to eliminate outdated information.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Expenditures Incurred by Recipients of Biomedical Research and Development Awards From the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Document Number: 2011-7804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
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)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: 2011-7530
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
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)).
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2010-32027
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. BEA conducts the survey annually and obtains sample data on financial and operating data covering the overall operations of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. BEA is modifying and deleting items on the survey forms and changing the reporting criteria. The changes include a change in the reporting criteria for foreign affiliates with U.S. Parent (U.S. Reporter) ownership between 10 and 20 percent. BEA is also making changes to bring the BE-11 forms and instructions into conformity with the 2009 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad-Direct Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: 2010-30970
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, to set forth the reporting requirements for BE-577 quarterly survey of U.S. direct investment abroad. BEA conducts the survey quarterly and obtains sample data on transactions and positions between U.S.-owned foreign business enterprises and their U.S. parents. Through this rule, BEA will modify items on the survey form and the reporting criteria. Changes will bring the BE-577 forms and related instructions into conformity with the 2009 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, and will raise the threshold for reporting.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: 2010-23428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. The survey is conducted annually and is a sample survey that obtains financial and operating data covering the overall operations of U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. BEA proposes to amend the BE-11 forms and instructions to bring them into conformity with the 2009 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. These amendments include changes in form design and reporting thresholds, as well as changes in the data items collected. The proposed changes also include a change in the reporting criteria for foreign affiliates with U.S. Parent (U.S. Reporter) ownership between 10 and 20 percent.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-577, Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad-Direct Transactions of U.S. Reporter With Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: 2010-21833
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department of Commerce, to set forth the reporting requirements for BE-577 quarterly survey of U.S. direct investment abroad. The survey is conducted quarterly and obtains sample data on transactions and positions between U.S.-owned foreign business enterprises and their U.S. parents.
International Services Surveys: BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2010-14996
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This final rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. The BE-180 replaces a similar but more limited survey, the BE- 80, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons. The agency form number and survey title are being changed because the survey will include the collection of data on transactions with affiliated foreigners and unaffiliated foreigners using the same survey instrument. The BE-180 survey will be conducted once every five years beginning with fiscal year 2009.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey: Institutional Remittances to Foreign Countries
Document Number: 2010-9647
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
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: BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons
Document Number: 2010-4983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-180, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons. The BE-180 would replace a similar but more limited survey, the BE-80, Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons. The agency form number and survey title are being changed because the survey would include the collection of data on transactions with affiliated foreigners and unaffiliated foreigners using the same survey instrument. If adopted the BE-180 survey would be conducted once every five years beginning with fiscal year 2009.