Category Archives: Connecticut

GSP Saved American Companies $58 Million in July 2016

In July, the GSP program saved American companies $58 million on about $1.5 billion in imports. GSP saved U.S. companies $410 million in the first seven months of 2016. In the one year since renewal, GSP saved American companies about … 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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GSP and the April 26 Primary States

Today is yet another big day in the 2016 presidential primaries as voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. With all of the anti-trade rhetoric in the campaign, it is important to recognize how … Continue reading

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What Could They Have Accomplished if GSP Had Been Renewed?

One of our Coalition members has been racking up accolades recently: 2013 INC 5000 member 2013 state “manufacturer of the year” nominee 2014 INC 5000 member (albeit a much lower rank) 2014 county chamber “small business of the year” winner … Continue reading

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Companies in 278 Congressional Districts Now Calling on Congress to Renew GSP

Yesterday, we added three new companies to the GSP supporter list: Aapico Forging in Stamford, Connecticut, Mutual Wheel Company in Moline, Illinois, and Alum-Tech Corp. in West Melbourne, Florida. Aapico Forging was the 8th company company headquartered in Connecticut’s 4th … Continue reading

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One Day of GSP Expiration – Who Paid the Price on July 17?

We frequently note that each day of GSP expiration costs American importers nearly $2 million in additional taxes. We also highlight the diverse GSP importers that are on the supporter list. But we don’t know how many other GSP importers … Continue reading

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