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The Decline of the U.S. Dollar

U.S. companies doing business overseas. But not all manufacturers and distributors are benefiting. For those distributors who import from the euro-zone, for example, costs have suddenly spiked, forcing them to reexamine the way they define value in this marketplace. This article examines the impact of the dollar decline on three groups:

  • U.S. importers,

  • manufacturers who export to the European Union, and

  • Canadian distributors who buy from U.S.-based manufacturers.

Recently, Equipment Controls Co., Norcross, GA, has started to factor the value of the U.S. dollar into its business planning. The gas measurement and control equipment ...

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