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From the AEA Committee on Economic Statistics:

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis invites economists' comments on the proposed renewal of its BE-13 Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States for the period 2020-2022.

Proposed survey design, method, and plans:  https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201908-0608-001   (Click IC List for forms, Supporting Documents for narrative)
Request for input:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/23/2019-18228/submission-for-omb-review-comment-request

Point of contact:  Jessica Hanson, Chief, Direct Transactions and Positions Branch, BEA.  Jessica.Hanson@bea.gov 301-278-9595

Submit comments by September 23 at Submission@omb.eop.gov

The potential universe is all U.S. business enterprises, except for certain private funds, in which i) a foreign direct investment in the United States relationship is established, or ii) an existing U.S. affiliate of a foreign parent establishes a new U.S. business enterprise, expands its U.S. operations, or acquires a U.S. business enterprise. These U.S. business enterprises must report on the full BE-13 survey if the cost (or expected cost) of the establishment, expansion, or acquisition exceeds $3 million. For those that do not meet the $3 million filing threshold, selected data items must be reported on the BE-13 Claim for Exemption. Based on the number of reports received for 2016 and 2017, BEA expects to receive reports from approximately 2,400 U.S. business enterprises per year which includes 1,200 exemption claims. This count could fluctuate significantly each year due to economic conditions that affect the level of investment in U. S. businesses by foreign parents.

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