What does Foreign import include?

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    jenny
    2009 and later data sets exclude trans-shipments from foreign trade. These trans-shipments are shipments that come to a U.S. customs warehouse but are then exported elsewhere without any further manufacturing (they never technically enter U.S. soil). We attribute them to sector 436-Non-comparable imports, which removes them from involvement in any impact analysis. However, foreign imports into CA that eventually go on to other states are included in the foreign imports figure for CA.
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    joongkoocho
    Great Thanks. I guess foreign imports into CA that go on to other states are separated from domestic exports. Right?
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    joongkoocho
    I have one more related question. Are foreign exports from CA that exported through Texas included in CA's exports or Texas' exports?
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    jenny
    Unfortunately, we do not have that kind of detailed information. The U.S. Census Bureau only reports U.S.-level foreign imports and exports. Thus, in IMPLAN each state is assumed to have the same foreign import and export rate as the U.S. (e.g., if the U.S. exports 1% of its sugar, then CA and TX are both assumed to export 1% of their sugar production to foreign sources).
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    joongkoocho
    I got it. Thanks for the response. It's very helpful.
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