U.S. Transportation Equipment Exporters Currently Face Barriers in New TPP Markets**
$9.7 Billion in U.S. Transportation Equipment Exports to New TPP Markets in 2015
Transportation Equipment Exports Face Tariffs in New TPP Markets up to 25%
Border Delays, Red Tape, and Other Customs Inefficiencies Increase Costs and Impede the Flow of U.S. Exports Throughout the Region
Importance of the U.S. Transportation Sector
682,000 U.S. Transportation Equipment Workers in 2015
Accounted for 4% of Total U.S. Manufacturing Production in 2014
$129.9 Billion in U.S. Transportation Equipment Exports to the World in 2015
U.S. Transportation Equipment Exports to the World Grew by 57% between 2009-2015
28% of Total U.S. Transportation Equipment Exports to the World in 2015 Went to the TPP Region
The Transportation Equipment Sector includes products such as commercial aircraft, turbojets and turboprops, aircraft engines, parts of railway rolling stock, and miscellaneous aircraft parts
99.9% of U.S.Transportation Equipment Exports to New
TPP Markets will Enjoy Duty-Free Access Immediately
(Share of Exports by Tariff Elimination Basket)
Percentages rounded up to nearest whole number.
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Opportunities for Selected Transportation Equipment Subsectors
TPP will provide new opportunities in the region for U.S. exporters of aircraft and aerospace equipment. Under TPP, the elimination of tariffs on components and inputs will help to reduce costs for U.S. aerospace exports. Likewise, TPP’s streamlined customs provisions will cut red tape and facilitate trade throughout the region, further enhancing the U.S. industry’s competitiveness.
The United States is a competitive producer of railway equipment including railway rolling stock, switching equipment, and signaling and safety equipment. However, U.S. exports of railway equipment face tariffs of 5% in Malaysia and New Zealand, making those products less competitive compared to Chinese goods which face low or zero tariffs in those markets. Under TPP, both those countries will eliminate tariffs on all U.S. exports of railway equipment immediately.
• For more information on the HS lines included in this sector report, please see this document.
* TPP Countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,
Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam
** New TPP Countries: Countries with which the United States currently does not have preferential
market access - Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Vietnam
For more information on the methods and calculations used, please see this guide.
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