BEA introduced two new video tutorials to assist potential filers of the BE-180 Benchmark Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons.
One overview video offers a tutorial to help potential filers learn more about the survey and understand whether they need to report. A second video tutorial, geared to those who have previously filed BE-180 forms, describes what’s new with the 2014 benchmark survey and also explains recent changes to eFile, BEA’s electronic filing system.
BEA also plans to soon announce a webinar for survey respondents.
Data from the BE-180 survey will be used to produce international and national economic statistics. These statistics aid decision-making by businesses and policymakers and provide the American public with a deeper understanding of the United States’ trade relationships around the globe.
More information about the BE-180 survey is available in a previously published blog post. Survey forms, instructions, and other materials are available on BEA’s website. If you have questions after reviewing these materials, please call (202) 606-5588.