Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 1176 | Created: Nov-17-2016
The change to survey reporting requirements for private funds affects BEA’s direct investment surveys. These include surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad (USDIA), which are reported on forms BE-577, BE-10, and BE-11; and surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States (FDIUS), which are reported on forms BE-605, BE-13, BE-12, and BE-15. Additional information on BEA’s USDIA surveys can be found at www.bea.gov/dia; additional information on BEA’s FDIUS surveys can be found at www.bea.gov/fdi.
The change DOES NOT affect reporting requirements for BEA’s international services transactions surveys, which are reported on forms BE-9, BE-29, BE-30, BE-37, BE-45, BE-120, BE-125, BE-140, BE-150, BE-180, and BE-185. Additional information on BEA’s international services transactions surveys can be found at http://www.bea.gov/surveys/iussurv.htm.
Ask us a question...
Double check that email address! | We won't be able to contact you if it is incorrect.
Why the math question? | This helps stop malicious programs from using this site to generate SPAM email.
Please allow us some time | It could take up to two(2) business days for our Subject Matter Experts to follow up with an appropriate answer to your question(s). Your patience is very much appreciated.
Using the FAQ database
All FAQs are displayed when first visiting the page. They are ordered by most recent or recently updated and can be filtered by keyword search term, by category, and by manually selecting the page number buttons. To view any FAQ, click on the title to open the answer. Submitting a question is done by selecting the “Ask a question” tab along the top of the FAQ.
Selecting an FAQ
Clicking on the title of the FAQ will bring up the answer to the FAQ. Navigating back to the list of FAQs is done by selecting the tab “Back to FAQs”. A tab to ask a question specifically about this FAQ can be found at the top of the answer. Also, the FAQ id and date this FAQ was created or last modified is shown in the upper right hand corner.
Searching the FAQs
Enter a keyword search term and click the Search button to narrow FAQ selections. To return to all FAQs, click the Clear button or clear the keyword search field and click the Search button.
Filtering FAQs by category
Chose the category to filter by and click Apply button. This will display only the FAQs related to an assigned category. To return to all FAQs click the Clear button next to the search by keyword field or select ALL from the drop down menu and click Apply button.