International Tax Research and Planning Investments in the general automobile industry by foreigners have increased in recent times. Companies dealing in automobile parts rely broadly on the manufacture of new vehicles in the industry. Automobile parts manufacture and supply go hand in hand with the vehicles manufactured meaning that, as more vehicles are manufactured, more the automobile companies thrive. However, for a foreigner to invest in a U.S company, there are procedures and ways in which they can make the investment. Investment in a foreign country’s company is referred to foreign direct investment (FDI).