Direct Investment Surveys: BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad. The BE-11 survey is conducted annually and is a sample survey that obtains financial and operating data covering the overall operations of nonbank U.S. parent companies and their nonbank foreign affiliates. To address the current needs of data users while at the same time keeping the respondent burden as low as possible, BEA proposes modification, addition, or deletion of items on the survey forms and in the reporting criteria. Most of the changes are proposed to bring the BE-11 forms and related instructions into conformity with the 2004 BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad.
International Services Surveys: Cancellation of Five Annual Surveys
This final rule removes the reporting requirements for five annual surveys covering international trade in services. The five annual surveys being discontinued are: BE-36, BE-47, BE-48, BE-82, and BE-93. The surveys are being discontinued because they have been replaced by quarterly surveys that collect essentially the same information.