Monthly Archives: June 2015

President Obama Signs Bill to Renew GSP

Earlier today, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1295, which renews GSP and refunds tariffs paid on eligible imports. GSP should enter into effect again on July 29 – almost 2 years to the day since it expired. This has … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Final Legislation to Renew GSP!!!

The House just passed the GSP renewal legislation by a vote of 286-138! It will now go to the President for enactment following yesterday’s Senate vote. The Coalition for GSP released the following statement after House passage: “Final congressional passage … Continue reading

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Final House Vote on GSP Renewal Legislation Expected Shortly

The House floor debate is taking place now and can be viewed on C-SPAN here.

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Senate Passes GSP Legislation (Again); Now on to the House (Again)

A few minutes ago, the Senate invoked cloture on the trade preferences bill by a vote of 76-22. (The image shows 77-23, but two Senators must’ve switched to “not voting” at the last minute). Before voting, Senate leaders reached an … Continue reading

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661 Companies and Associations Send Letter Urging Congress to Renew GSP, Other Preferences

This morning, the Coalition for GSP joined with 660 organizations to send a letter urging all members of Congress to support passage of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 included in H.R. 1295. The 661 organizations included 28 associations … Continue reading

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Senate Cloture Vote on GSP Expected Tomorrow (June 24); Contacts Needed TODAY

Busy week on trade as we noted yesterday. The Senate invoked cloture on the TPA bill just a moment ago, which sets up a final vote on TPA later tonight or tomorrow – and then a cloture vote on the … Continue reading

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Is This the Week Congress Renews GSP? Here’s How to Help.

As you probably know, GSP renewal legislation has passed the Senate and then the House. However, since the House bill differed from the Senate-passed one, the Senate must vote again. Further complicating matters is a new plan for the Senate … Continue reading

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