Monthly Archives: June 2013

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Renew GSP

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to renew GSP before its scheduled expiration on July 31. The letter stated that: “GSP has been an effective tool promoting market-based economic growth in developing countries, bolstering … Continue reading

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Strange Day in the GSP World

Press reports indicate that the Obama administration will suspend GSP benefits for Bangladesh following a long review by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, although the official announcement has not been released. Meanwhile, it appears that Ecuador has decided … Continue reading

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50,400 Minutes Until GSP Expires

5 weeks… 35 days…840 hours… 50,400 minutes… Whatever number you decide to use, one thing is clear: Congress needs to renew GSP very soon if they want to prevent a $2 million per day tax hike on American companies.

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Small Businesses Feel the Biggest Impact of GSP Expiration

From June 17-21, groups around the country are celebrating National Small Business Week. According to the SBA, “More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new … Continue reading

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20 More Orgs Join GSP Supporter List

On Monday, we sent a letter signed by 234 American companies and associations urging renewal of GSP before July 31. Of course, as soon as the letter was finalized and sent, we started receiving emails from all sorts of new … Continue reading

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More than 230 Organizations Sign Letter Urging Congress to Renew GSP

Today, the Coalition for GSP and more than 230 American companies and associations sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees urging Congress to renew GSP before it expires … Continue reading

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A-GSPC Ambassadors Urge Congress to Renew GSP

Earlier this week, our friends at the Alliance for GSP Countries (A-GSPC) sent a letter to congressional leaders signed by the Ambassadors from Algeria, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, Indonesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and Yemen.  … Continue reading

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GSP Renewal Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Two more companies joined our GSP Supporter List today and…they could not be more different.  One sells a wide range of products to customers like you and me.  The other supplies specialized packaging products like intermodal sea bulk container liners. One … Continue reading

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Three Years of Work – Threatened by GSP Expiration

Earlier today we received a call from a small chemical supplier with questions about potential GSP expiration. They were concerned that shipments (currently) scheduled to arrive at the end of July might be delayed a few days into early August … Continue reading

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