According to Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro, the answer is YES.
This InsideEVs article asks some thoughtful questions about the possibility of Tesla importing the Model 3 to the United States from China.
Would U.S. customers care?
Especially since the build quality is better?
When speaking to Alex Guberman of the YouTube channel E For Electric, Munro said he thinks Tesla should consider importing the vehicle to the United States and other countries from China because Tesla would make more money if they did so.
According to the article, “Munro and Guberman discuss how all cars have a high amount of Chinese-made parts in them, particularly the electronic components. Chinese manufacturing taxes also play a big role in this discussion. China reduces the manufacturing taxes they impose if the vehicle gets exported out of China, lowering the cost per vehicle. Therefore, Chinese-built cars can actually cost less when they’re exported, even after paying to ship them to their eventual destination.”
Be sure to check out the full article for his full insight.