Category Archives: Alaska

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 Manufacturers Face Higher Costs Because of Continued GSP Expiration

Like the jobs debate, many people assume that if exports are goods for US manufacturers, imports must be bad. When it comes to GSP, nothing could further from the truth. Raw materials, components, and parts have accounted for more than … Continue reading

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GSP Keeps American Producers Competitive

Many people think imports are bad because they take business away from U.S. producers. Yet the reality is that many goods imported into the United States are used by American companies to manufacture, grow, or otherwise “make stuff” in the … Continue reading

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GSP and Alaska: Fast Facts

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program eliminates U.S. tariffs (i.e., taxes) on certain imports from developing countries. GSP imports in 2011 totaled $18.5 billion and the program saved American companies more than $700 million. GSP saved Alaska companies an … Continue reading

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Time to Show Our Gratitude

Last week, we asked companies to contact their Senators in support of the GSP/TAA bill.  When all the votes were tallied, H.R. 2832 passed with the support of 70 Senators. The inclusion of TAA made the vote particularly difficult for … Continue reading

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Impacts of GSP Expiration on the 50 States

As the debate over GSP moves to the Senate, our focus has been on the state-level impacts of GSP expiration (as you may have noticed here and here). Below is our latest fact sheet showing how GSP expiration impacts different … Continue reading

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