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Oct 17 -- The Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, invites public comment to OMB by November 20, 2023 on the three-year extension of the Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. (BE-15). [Comments due 30 days after submission to OMB on October 19.]

The Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (BE–15) obtains sample data on the financial structure and operations of foreign-owned U.S. business enterprises. The data are needed to provide reliable, useful, and timely measures of foreign direct investment in the United States to assess its impact on the U.S. economy. The sample data are used to derive universe estimates in non-benchmark years from similar data reported in the BE–12 benchmark survey, which is conducted every five years. The data collected include balance sheets; income statements; property, plant, and equipment; employment and employee compensation; merchandise trade; sales of goods and services; taxes; and research and development activity for the U.S. operations. In addition to these national data, several data items are collected by the state, including employment and property, plant, and equipment.

The Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States is necessary to obtain complete and accurate data on the finances and operations of the U.S. affiliates of foreign multinational enterprises, including balance sheets, income statements, employment, trade, and research and development activities, that are needed to assess the impact of foreign direct investment on the U.S. economy. The information collected in the survey is also used to validate information reported on the Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, BE-605.

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (FDIUS): https://www.bea.gov/international/di1fdiop
BEA submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202303-0608-001 Click on IC List for questionnaire, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-22813
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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