Monthly Archives: June 2011

Senate Finance Hearing: Coalition Letter to All Committee Members

In advance of today’s hearing on the pending FTAs and GSP renewal, the Coalition for GSP sent this letter to the trade staffer for all Committee Members.

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Company Lays Off Workers…Worst May Be Yet to Come

The fifth installment in a our “American Faces of GSP Expiration” series.  This Tennessee-based company, with additional manufacturing facilities in New York, Virginia, and West Virginia, has already laid off 5 workers because of GSP expiration.  If GSP is not … Continue reading

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Coalition for GSP: Press Release on Senate Finance Committee Hearings

Issued today.  Here’s an excerpt: “Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus’ announcement that the Committee will begin the process of renewing GSP is welcome news for the thousands of companies, primarily small businesses, that have been burdened by hundreds of millions … Continue reading

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“GSP renewal is essential to our family’s future”

While much of the news today is focused on the legislative process by which GSP may move ahead, we must continue to show why it is so important to renew GSP retroactively. Here is the fourth installment in a new … Continue reading

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Baucus Announces GSP Renewal Legislation

This afternoon, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced that he would hold a “mock” mark up on legislation implementing the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA).  Press release is available here. Included in this legislation is a renewal of … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration: “We cannot continue operation like this.”

The third installment in a new series of one-pagers we’re rolling out called “The American Faces of GSP Expiration.” This New Orleans-based company is losing money on every sale of its most important product. Please contact the Coalition to be … Continue reading

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Faces of GSP Expiration: California

The second installment in a new series of one-pagers we’re rolling out called “The American Faces of GSP Expiration.” This California-based small business had to lay off a worker to compensate for increased costs. Please contact the Coalition to be … Continue reading

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