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Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 1075 | Created: May-14-2015
Yes. The information included in the completed BE-10 survey forms may be used only for analytical and statistical purposes, and access to the information shall be available only to officials and employees of agencies designated by the President to perform functions under the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (IITSSA; see Instruction Booklet, Part VI.G., for more information).
In addition, Section 3104(c) of Title 22 of the U.S. Code prohibits the disclosure of reports provided pursuant to the IITSSA. Courts have held that this Section of Title 22 precludes the disclosure of IITSSA reports in response to Freedom of Information Act requests (See, e.g., Young Conservative Foundation, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1987 WL 9244 (D.D.C. Mar. 25, 1987) (No. 85-3982)).
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