Economic Analysis Bureau 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

International Services Surveys: BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions
Document Number: E8-21896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for a new mandatory survey entitled the BE-150, Quarterly Survey of Cross-Border Credit, Debit, and Charge Card Transactions. The proposed survey would collect from major U.S. credit card companies data on cross-border credit, debit, and charge card transactions between U.S. cardholders traveling abroad and foreign businesses and between foreign cardholders traveling in the United States and U.S. businesses. If approved, the BE-150 survey would be conducted on a quarterly basis beginning with the first quarter of 2009. The proposed BE-150 survey data will be used by BEA in estimating the travel component of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts (ITAs). In constructing the estimates, these data will be used in conjunction with data BEA will collect separately from U.S. and foreign travelers on the Survey of International Travel Expenditures on the methods these travelers used to pay for their international travel, such as credit, debit, and charge card purchases, cash withdrawals, currency brought from home, and travelers' checks.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-11, Annual Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
Document Number: E8-21311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to amend 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 U.S. parent companies and their foreign affiliates. BEA proposes changes in the reporting criteria that will raise the thresholds for reporting.
Direct Investment Surveys: BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Document Number: E8-21070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau
This proposed rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce (BEA) to set forth reporting requirements for the BE-15, Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. The BE-15 is conducted annually and is a sample survey that obtains financial and operating data on U.S. affiliates of foreign companies. BEA proposes the addition and deletion of items on the survey forms and changes to the reporting criteria. The changes to the BE-15 annual survey will: Reduce detail and raise reporting thresholds; extend the coverage of the survey to include banks; and bring the survey forms and instructions into conformity with the 2007 BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Direct Investments Survey: Direct Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate
Document Number: E8-18699
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: E8-2373
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic Analysis Bureau