Monthly Archives: May 2016

Map of 2016 Year-to-Date GSP Savings by State

In the first three months of 2016, GSP has saved American companies about $170 million in eliminated tariffs. Previously, we’ve shown some of the states, products, and countries with the biggest increases in January, February, and March (and will continue … Continue reading

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GSP Saved American Companies $62 Million in March 2016

In March, the GSP program saved American companies nearly $62 million on about $1.6 billion in imports. The GSP program saved U.S. companies $170 million in the first three months of 2016. Overall, GSP tariff savings increased increased by 8 … Continue reading

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On Oregon Primary Day, Watch Senator Wyden Talk About Need to Renew GSP

What better way to spend a few minutes on Oregon primary day than watching Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) talk about the importance of GSP renewal? In the clip below, Senator Wyden discusses how GSP is an … Continue reading

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The Importance of Renewing GSP

All week we’ve been discussing the importance of GSP for American jobs, families, manufacturing, and global development as part of the 5th Annual Imports Work week. These benefits generally are recognized – when Congress last renewed GSP there were big … Continue reading

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GSP Importers Go Above and Beyond to Promote Global Development

While we generally focus on the benefits to U.S. companies of the GSP program, it is important to remember that sourcing from GSP countries has a positive impact on the lives of workers and their families in developing countries. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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GSP Imports Help American Manufacturers Compete

Discussions about trade often present a false dichotomy: if exports are good and then imports must be bad. This oversimplified view lends itself to policy prescriptions that encourage exporters and discourage importers, yet the real world is much more complicated. … Continue reading

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American Families Benefit from GSP Imports – Even If They Don’t Know It

One of the great benefits of trade, and imports specifically, is that individuals can reap the rewards without taking the time to be an active participant in trading activities. Americans do not have to travel to Central and South America … Continue reading

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Importance of GSP Imports for American Jobs

The 2016 presidential elections have focused a lot on trade – and not in a good way. The remaining candidates on both sides of the aisle seem to be jockeying for the mantle of “Most Protectionist.” In current environment, it … Continue reading

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