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Report  |  June 2022

Digital Commerce: Alibaba’s Contributions to the U.S. Economy

By Nam D. Pham, Ph.D. and Mary Donovan

Alibaba provides U.S. brands, ranging from small businesses tomultinational corporations, with e-commerce platforms to sell their products to Chinese consumers. Like all cross-border trading activities,products sold in China, directly and indirectly, create positive economic effects for the U.S. economy. These sales generate billions for U.S. brands, resulting in substantial contributions to the companies along the supply chain and communities across America.