B1. Partial List of Foreign Institutions classified as Official for purposes of Reporting on the TIC Forms
- List effective beginning with reports as of DECEMBER 2013.
- Alphabetical LIST (revised for December 2013).
-- It will be effective for all TIC reports as of December 2013 and thereafter.
-- This list does not include all foreign official entities; it only includes entities submitted by TIC-reporters and reviewed by Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks.
- The Geographic Version (PDF) (revised for December 2013).
-- The changes between 2008 and 2013 are denoted with vertical bars in the left margins of the table of contents.
- Previous List, that was effective for reports as of June 2008 through November 2013.
- Alphabetical LIST (revised June 2008).
- The Geographic Version (PDF) (revised June 2008).
-- The changes between 2007 and 2008 are denoted with vertical bars on the margins.
B2. DESCRIPTION: The list above of foreign institutions, which conform to the definition of foreign official institutions on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) Forms, supersedes all previous lists. The definition of foreign official institutions is:
"FOREIGN OFFICIAL INSTITUTIONS (FOI) include the following:
- Treasuries, including ministries of finance, or corresponding departments of national governments; central banks, including all departments thereof; stabilization funds, including official exchange control offices or other government exchange authorities; and diplomatic and consular establishments and other departments and agencies of national governments.
- International and regional organizations.
- Banks, corporations, or other agencies (including development banks and other institutions that are majority-owned by central governments) that are fiscal agents of national governments and perform activities similar to those of a treasury, central bank, stabilization fund, or exchange control authority."
The attached list does not purport to be exhaustive; it only includes the major foreign official institutions which have come to the attention of the Federal Reserve Banks and the Department of the Treasury. For any questions on whether an institution is considered a "Foreign Official Institution" for TIC reporting purposes, please contact your Federal Reserve Bank analyst.
It should be noted that the list does not in every case include all alternative names applying to the same institution. For example, the list does not include all the administrative departments of the foreign central governments nor all special or sub‑accounts of foreign official institutions, although all are to be treated as official. In cases in which legations have been changed to embassies, the embassy is shown on the list; reporting institutions continuing to hold an account in the name of the legation, however, should consider it as official.
These instructions are also pertinent to international and regional organizations that are included in the definition of foreign official institutions.
B3. Revisions: Descriptions of all other revisions since 2001 are shown at the bottom of the "geographic version" (PDF) in part A above.