Yesterday, the Ambassadors to the United States from nine GSP beneficiary countries sent a joint-letter to Congressional leadership urging GSP renewal. A copy of the letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus is available here. The Hill newspaper picked up on the story yesterday afternoon.
The countries represent some of the largest GSP exporters, including Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, as well as smaller countries like Kosovo, Mongolia, and Uruguay. The letter highlights the loss in market share for GSP-eligible products, the increased costs for US producers, and job loss in their respective countries.