Visa processing barriers limiting inbound international business and pleasure travelers cost the United States economy billions of dollars in direct revenues while severing vital communications links to the Arab market. Total Arab market import demand has more than doubled since the year 2001, but US corporations attempting to close deals are stymied by visa barriers that turn away even longtime Arab business visitors, including trainees seeking to enter the US. The US has already lost US$62 billion in merchandise trade to competitors maintaining qopen doorq visa policies through 2005. Cumulative opportunity cost losses are on track to reach a total of $101 billion in 2006 as qturnkeyq infrastructure projects, defense, consumer goods, and industrial machinery deals flow to US competitors. IRmep presents specific recommendations for avoiding permanent damage to vital trade and communications links between the US and this key region.how anti-Arab visa policies destroy US exports, jobs and higher education Grant F. Smith, Tanya C. Hus ... US 59 Direct and Indirect Manufacturing-Related US Job Creation 59 Appendix - Best Case US Share of Arab Import Market by Country 61 Appendix ... Origin of Movement) 67 Appendix - Direct US Manufacturing Jobs Generated by Exports to United Arab Emirates (By Industry) 69 Appendix - Directanbsp;...
|Author||:||Grant F. Smith, Tanya C. Hus|
|Publisher||:||Inst for Research - 2006-11|