Key Notes:

  • The Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis is conducting a five-year benchmark survey of incorporated U.S. businesses of which a foreign person or entity owns or controls, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of the voting securities (or an equivalent interest if an unincorporated U.S. business) as of the business’s 2022 fiscal year end.
  • Filing a response is mandatory under the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act unless the business does not meet the filing requirements. The act protects the confidentiality of the data that companies submit.
  • Qualifying U.S. businesses must file a response by May 31, 2023.

The Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has announced that it has initiated its five-year benchmark survey of U.S. businesses whose voting shares are 10% or more owned, directly or indirectly, by a foreign person or company. U.S. businesses that have such foreign direct investment are required to respond no later than May 31, 2023.

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