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Oct 3 -- The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce Department, invites comments to OMB by November 2, 2022 regarding the proposed extension of the Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (BE-577).

The Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (BE-577) is a sample survey that covers all foreign affiliates above a size-exemption level. The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in non-benchmark years from similar data reported in the BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, which is conducted every five years. The data are essential for the preparation of the U.S. international transactions accounts, the national income and product accounts, the input-output accounts, and the international investment position of the United States. The data are needed to measure the size and economic significance of direct investment abroad, measure changes in such investment, and assess its impact on the U.S. and foreign economies.
U.S. Direct Investment Abroad (USDIA): https://www.bea.gov/international/di1usdop
BEA submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202206-0608-001 Click IC List for data collection instruments, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this webpage.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-21382

For AEA members wishing to submit comments, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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