Every five years, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey concerning financial services transactions between US “Financial Services Providers” (defined below) and entities domiciled or incorporated outside the United States (Foreign Persons). Each US entity that (1) is a Financial Services Provider; and (2) either was contacted by the BEA or had combined sales to or purchases from Foreign Persons in excess of $3 million during its 2014 fiscal year is required to file a report (US Reporter) using the Form BE-180.


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Every five years, the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce (BEA) conducts a survey concerning the extent of investment abroad by US individuals and entities (US persons). In the past, only US persons specifically requested to do so by the BEA were required to respond to the survey by filing a BE-10 report. This year, however, each US person who had a foreign affiliate (as described below) at any time during its 2014 fiscal year is required to file the report.
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The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently announced the launch of the online Electronic Filing Depository (EFD). The EFD is an online system that creates a streamlined process to enhance the efficiency of paying the filing fee and submitting a Form D filing for a Regulation D, Rule 506 offering to multiple state securities regulators at once.
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