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Dr. Saud Al-Ammari is Managing Partner, Saudi Arabia & Gulf Region, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has experience in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters inside and outside the Kingdom. He served for ten years as special counsel and later general attorney for Saudi Aramco. Dr. Saud participated as legal counsel and a member of the team negotiating the Kingom’s accession to the World Trade Organization and served as chairman of OPEC’s legal defense team.
Here is a salient point:
The unintended consequences of taxing expatriate Americans by the US Government is that fewer of them seek employment overseas, and even fewer are hired by global firms. With fewer proponents of American goods and services who can influence buying decisions, there are fewer exports made by domestic companies, and in turn, fewer jobs in America. Ultimately, the US Treasury collects less overall revenue and America has a less competitive economy.
Thus Dr. Al Ammari agrees 100% with Roger Conklin.