Category Archives: Louisiana

GSP Saved American Companies $64 Million in October 2016

In October, the GSP program saved American companies $64 million on about $1.6 billion in imports. The value of GSP imports increased by about 4 percent, while the tariff savings increased by nearly 9 percent compared to October 2015. Overall, … 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 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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Rep. Boustany on the Impacts of GSP Expiration

In this morning’s House Ways and Means mark up of the trade preferences bill, Representative Charles Boustany (R-LA) spoke about the importance of renewing GSP for companies in the United States, Louisiana, and his 3rd District. In particular, he highlighted … 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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20 More Orgs Join GSP Supporter List

On Monday, we sent a letter signed by 234 American companies and associations urging renewal of GSP before July 31. Of course, as soon as the letter was finalized and sent, we started receiving emails from all sorts of new … Continue reading

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GSP Renewal Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Two more companies joined our GSP Supporter List today and…they could not be more different.  One sells a wide range of products to customers like you and me.  The other supplies specialized packaging products like intermodal sea bulk container liners. One … Continue reading

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