It's time for BEA's benchmark survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, conducted every five years.

The BE-10 is our most comprehensive survey on financial and operating data of U.S. multinational enterprises.

  • The survey covers fiscal years ending in 2019.
  • All entities subject to the reporting requirements must file, even if they are not contacted by BEA.
  • Those who would normally file a BE-11 annual survey will file the benchmark survey instead for 2019.
  • Refer to the FAQs below for more about who is required to file.

Federal law protects the confidentiality of the data that companies report.

BE-10 survey forms for 2019


BE-10 reports for 2019 are due:
May 29, 2020 for a U.S. Reporter required to file fewer than 50 Forms BE-10B, BE-10C, and/or BE-10D.
June 30, 2020 for a U.S. Reporter required to file 50 or more Forms BE-10B, BE-10C, and/or BE-10D.

File online here with eFile

Filing during the COVID-19 outbreak

Because the present situation has temporarily reduced our capacity to send and receive paper mail, we may contact survey respondents via email. We understand that the virus already may have had profound effects on the ability of survey respondents to comply with the surveys. To assist you, we suggest:

  • Use our secure eFile system at or fax to submit completed forms. At present we have limited ability to receive physical copies of completed survey forms, extension requests, or other documents that are mailed or couriered to us.
  • Extensions requests should be submitted in eFile.
  • Provide estimates if necessary. We realize that the data requested in our surveys might be unavailable at this time or access to required records may be limited.

BEA survey staff continue to be available to assist survey respondents.

File by Mail or Fax to (301) 278-9502


BE-10A Survey Form    Fillable - PDF
BE-10B Survey Form    Fillable - PDF
BE-10C Survey Form    Fillable - PDF
BE-10D Survey Form    Fillable - PDF
BE-10D extra page for reporting additional BE-10D affiliates
BE-10 Claim for Not Filing   Fillable - PDF

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