Category Archives: Massachusetts

GSP Survey Responses from Companies in Ways and Means Districts

The House Ways and Means Committee is currently holding a hearing on the trade agenda, so it seems appropriate to highlight survey responses from companies located in Ways and Means members’ districts. You can see previous survey responses here, here, … 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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While Congress Delays, American Companies Pay

Last Friday, Politico had an article about the (really) do-nothing Congress. According to the article: “So far, this Congress has only enacted 49 laws, the fewest since at least 1947, when the Congressional Record began tallying legislative activity on a … Continue reading

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GSP and Massachusetts: 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 Massachusetts 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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Radio Story on GSP

Last week, Public Radio International’s (PRI) The World featured a radio story on GSP expiration and its impact on small businesses.  You can listen to the story or read the transcript here. GSP Supporter List companies dZi and Swing Design, … Continue reading

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Desperation Seeps into Emails from GSP Users

As March gets ready to turn to April and Congress seems no closer to renewing GSP than it was in December, there’s a real sense of despair among many companies that have relied on GSP in the past.  Instead of … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration: How to Help Chinese Exporters While Raising Costs for Americans

Fittings, such as those seen to the right, are used in a variety of industries to connect pipes and tubes.  Last year, the US imported nearly $300 million worth of copper alloy fittings.  Most of these imports came from non-GSP … Continue reading

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