Head of Us Exports-Imports Bank Calls Foul on Developed Countries

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Workshop Three (Individual Assignment) Case Analysis Averett University International Business Course, BSA 545 February 20, 2013 Question #1: There are several factors that need to be examined in the argument that developing countries ought to be able to maintain their subsidies, the ones to which Hochberg objects, because these countries need advantages to break into and become established in world markets. Will subsidizing exports help the domestic economy in the future? Will the change in operations lead to job exports from the United States and harm the developing countries economy for not leveling the playing field? Will new operations contradict U.S. policies by facilitating the export of products used for repression and providing corporate subsidies? Changes in operations will help increase job exports. For the U.S., companies export new capital equipment and production to help create potential competitors. Importing countries demand that exporters shift part of their production to the purchasing nation in order to gain their sale over others. The emphasis on exports to developing countries combined with the focus on sales of new capital goods may introduce inappropriate technologies into nations with high unskilled labor pools. Exports of mining, petroleum, and infrastructure equipment may help multinational corporations and developed countries access cheaper raw materials, with few benefits for the residents of developing countries. Changes will help increase imports, but in return will drain the treasuries and currency reserves of developing countries and create heavy debt burdens. Question #2: The Ex-Im Bank will provide innumerable federal programs for the subsidized U.S. companies which will include financing and insurance (Ball, Geringer, McNett, and Minor, (2013), pg. 351). Many U.S. companies claim to oppose foreign assistance linked to
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