Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays from the Coalition for GSP

We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. Of course, just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean people aren’t still thinking about GSP. One company – Plastics Provider Inc. in Conway, South Carolina – even added its name to … Continue reading

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More than 400 American Organizations Calling on Congress to Renew GSP

Six more companies added their names to the GSP Supporter List since yesterday, bringing the total to 404 American companies and associations calling for the immediate, retroactive renewal of the GSP program. The 380+ companies on the list are incredibly … Continue reading

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NAM Says It’s Time to Renew GSP

Yesterday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) wrote about the negative impact of GSP expiration on…not surprisingly…manufacturers. At the most basic level, because of GSP expiration “many manufacturers’ costs are higher and their competitiveness undermined.” This of course is a … Continue reading

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Companies in 18 States Paid $1+ Million in October Because of GSP Expiration

As we noted yesterday, GSP expiration cost American companies $62 million in October. California companies paid an estimated $9.1 million, but more than a third of states faced an extra million dollars in import taxes because GSP remained expired. Taxes … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration Cost American Companies $62 Million in October 2013

Based on new data released Friday, the continued expiration of the GSP program cost U.S. importers $62 million in October, bringing the total cost to more than $175 million in the first three months. Of course, it’s now December 9 … Continue reading

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