Proposed U.S. Policy and Tax Changes: What the Foreign Manufacturer Needs to Know

Jeff Jorge and Lynette Stolarzyk, tax experts from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause point out: Regardless of what changes may occur with U.S. federal policy, this is a time of significant opportunity for companies considering the launch of U.S. operations.

Most foreign companies eyeing the possibility of building manufacturing operations in the United States have concerns about policy and tax changes that may be coming under the Trump administration, including possible border adjustment taxes on imported goods. The core question for these foreign companies becomes, “If it is harder or more expensive to import our products into the U.S. because of changing policies, should we instead manufacture in the U.S.?”

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