This proposed rule would amend regulations of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to set forth the reporting requirements for the 2012 BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States. Benchmark surveys are conducted every five years; the prior survey covered 2007. The benchmark survey covers the universe of foreign direct investment in the United States, and is BEA's most comprehensive survey of such investment in terms of subject matter. For the 2012 benchmark survey, BEA proposes changes in reporting thresholds and data items collected, as well as changes in form design.
Agency Contact: David H. Galler, Chief, Direct Investment Division (BE-50), Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; phone (202) 606-9835.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on November 21, 2011.