15 CFR 806.7 - General definitions.

§ 806.7 General definitions.
(a) United States, when used in a geographic sense, means the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and all territories and possessions of the United States.
(b) Foreign, when used in a geographic sense, means that which is situated outside the United States or which belongs to or is characteristic of a country other than the United States;
(c) Person means any individual, branch, partnership, associated group, association, estate, trust, corporation, or other organization (whether or not organized under the laws of any State), and any government (including a foreign government, the United States Government, a State or local government, and any agency, corporation, financial institution, or other entity or instrumentality thereof, including a government sponsored agency);
(d) United States person means any person resident in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;
(e) Foreign person means any person resident outside the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of a country other than the United States;
(f) Business enterprise means any organization, association, branch, or venture which exists for profitmaking purposes or to otherwise secure economic advantage, and any ownership of any real estate;
(g) Parent means a person of one country who, directly or indirectly, owns or controls 10 per centum or more of the voting stock of an incorporated business enterprise, or an equivalent ownership interest in an unincorporated business enterprise, which is located outside that country;
(h) Affiliate means a business enterprise located in one country which is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by a person of another country to the extent of 10 per centum or more of its voting stock for an incorporated business or an equivalent interest for an unincorporated business, including a branch;
(i) International investment means (1) the ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by contractual commitment or otherwise, by foreign persons of any interest in property in the United States, or of stock, other securities, or short- and long-term debt obligations of a United States person, and (2) the ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by contractual commitment or otherwise, by United States persons of any interest in property outside the United States, or of stock, other securities, or short- and long-term debt obligations of a foreign person;
(j) Direct investment means the ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by one person of 10 per centum or more of the voting securities of an incorporated business enterprise or an equivalent interest in an unincorporated business enterprise;
(k) Portfolio investment means any international investment which is not direct investment;
(l) Associated group means two or more persons who, by the appearance of their actions, by agreement, or by an understanding, exercise their voting privileges in a concerted manner to influence the management of a business enterprise. Each of the following are deemed to be an associated group:
(1) Members of the same family,
(2) A business enterprise and one or more of its officers and directors,
(3) Members of a syndicate or joint venture, or
(4) A corporation and its domestic subsidiaries;
(m) Branch means the operations or activities conducted by a person in a different location in its own name rather than through an incorporated entity; and
(n) Intermediary means an agent, nominee, manager, custodian, trust, or any person acting in a similar capacity.
[42 FR 64315, Dec. 22, 1977, as amended at 43 FR 54624, Nov. 22, 1978; 46 FR 23226, Apr. 24, 1981]

Title 15 published on 2014-01-01

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