Ungated Post | 11 Jun 2019

Assessing How Foreign State-Owned Enterprises’ U.S.-Based Operations Disrupt U.S. Jobs

The entrance of a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) in the transit passenger railcar manufacturing sector disrupts the current private-sector competitive railcar manufacturing sector in the U.S. In this study, Oxford Economics measures the net effects, stemming from this disruption by quantifying the loss to U.S. jobs, income and GDP that result from anti-competitive SOE practices. Even when domestic protective measures, such as ‘Buy America’ are put in place loss due to the SOE offshoring key apsects of their supply chain quickly accumulates–especially given the size and duration of municipal transit railcar contracts. We estimate that for every $1 billion in new contracts awarded to a Chinese SOE, the U.S. loses between 3,250 and 5,100 jobs.

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