Monthly Archives: September 2013

GSP Expiration: “Playing Chicken” with Competitors or Profits

While all responses to ourĀ August/September expiration survey are appreciated, we love the submissions that allow us to quote them directly. The following comment comes from Candace Abitbul at Sophia Foods in Brooklyn, New York. This family-owned (very) small business paid … Continue reading

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7 New Organizations Call on Congress to Renew GSP

With Congress returning to DC and companies beginning to feel the sting of expiration, more and more American organizations are calling for immediate renewal of the GSP program.The map below shows the 20+ companies and associations – based in 16 … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Importer WorldFinds: “These Tariffs Are Paralyzing Us”

One of our latest GSP expiration survey responses shows how the new tariffs harm not just American companies and consumers, but also the small producers in developing countries that GSP was originally designed to help. The submission came from Kelly … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration: Different Strokes for Different Folks

If you ask people what September means to them, you’ll get lots of different answers: the end of summer, back to school, start of college/NFL football, cooler weather, or perhaps baseball pennant races (unless they’re in DC). Companies that use … Continue reading

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