Monthly Archives: May 2012

Imports Work for America: A Policy Agenda

As Imports Work for America Week draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead: what should policymakers do to ensure that our trade agenda includes initiatives that enable American workers, families and producers to fully benefit from imports.  There … Continue reading

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GSP Works for Economic Development

We’ve already highlighted the ways that the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) works for American jobs, families, and manufacturing, but we can’t forget about the original intent of the program: promoting growth in developing countries. Today, the GSP program provides … Continue reading

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GSP Works for American Manufacturing

All too often, people think a product is either “Made in USA” or made somewhere else.  Yet American manufacturers use imported components to reduce costs or gain access to materials not available in the United States.  Similarly, imports often contain … Continue reading

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GSP Works for American Families

When imports enter the United States, they often face tariffs – taxes – collected by the U.S. government.  Some of these tariffs are pretty high: 13.5% for inexpensive silver jewelry, 12.5% for flashlights, and 10.0% for coffee mugs.  Everyday food … Continue reading

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GSP Works for American Jobs

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a U.S. trade program that eliminates the tariffs (i.e., taxes) paid by American companies when they import certain products from about 130 developing countries around the world.  GSP was created in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Imports Work for America Week

A number of organizations and individuals in the trade policy community have been working on a new initiative called Imports Work for America Week with the goal of providing a chance to talk about how imports, in addition to exports, … Continue reading

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