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International Surveys: Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

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All surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States are mandatory and confidential.

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2013 Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

2012 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

Resources for BE-12 Survey Respondents: Forms, video tutorials, eFile, FAQs, and more...

2011 Annual Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

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Quarterly Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

  • Electronic filing with eFile
  • BE-605 (PDF)
  • FAQ on recent changes BEA has made to form BE-605.
  • FAQ on filing an initial investment on form BE-605.

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Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States:

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is reinstating the BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, which was discontinued in 2009. This website will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Questions concerning these surveys may be addressed to BEA's Direct Investment Division; telephone (202) 606-5577. If e-mail is more convenient, address your questions on annual and benchmark surveys (BE-15 and BE-12) to be12/15@bea.gov, questions on the quarterly survey (BE-605) to be605@bea.gov, and questions on the new foreign direct investment survey (BE-13) to be13@bea.gov.