Foreign Trade Zones; Foreign Currency Exchange
Golo, Inc., has two manufacturing plants, one in Singapore and the other in San Antonio. The San Antonio plant is located in a foreign trade zone. On March 1, Golo received a large order from a Japanese customer. The order is for 10,000,000 yen to be paid on receipt of the goods, scheduled for June 1. Golo assigned this order to the San Antonio plant; however, one necessary component for the order is to be manufactured by the Singapore plant. The component will be transferred to San Antonio on April 1 using a cost-plus transfer price of
$10,000 (U.S. dollars). Typically, 2 percent of the Singapore parts are defective. The U.S. tariff on the component parts is 30 percent. The carrying cost for Golo is 15 percent per year.
The following spot rates for $1 U.S. are as follows:
Exchange Rates of $1 for Yen Singapore Dollars
1. What is the total cost of the imported parts from Singapore to the San Anto- nio plant in U.S. dollars?
2. Suppose that the San Antonio plant were not located in a foreign trade zone; what would be the total cost of the imported parts from Singapore?
3. How much does Golo expect to receive from the Japanese customer in U.S. dollars using the spot rate at the time of the order?
4. How much does Golo expect to receive from the Japanese customer in U.S. dollars using the spot rate at the time of payment?
5. Suppose that on March 1, the forward rate for June 1 delivery of $1 for yen is
107.20. If Golo’s policy is to hedge foreign currency transactions, what is the amount Golo expects to receive on June 1 in dollars?
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