Category Archives: Michigan

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 Renewal Saved American Companies $57 Million in November

GSP renewal appears to be having a very positive impact on American companies – and their sourcing from GSP countries. Based on data released last week, American importers saved $57 million in November 2015 as a result of the program’s reinstatement … Continue reading

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April 2015: The Most Expensive GSP Expiration Month Yet for 9 States

Based on data released this week, continued GSP expiration cost American importers another $60 million in April 2015. At nearly $2 million a day in higher taxes, GSP expiration’s estimated cost through today (June 5) is about $1.23 BILLION paid … 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 Expiration – A Hard Lesson About Imports and Jobs

May is World Trade Month. For those intrepid trade souls who like to buck conventional wisdom and speak about the unspeakable – the benefits of imports – today also marks the start of the 4th annual “Imports Work for America” … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration Cost Importers $58 Million in August 2014

Based on data released this week, continued GSP expiration cost American importers another $58 million in August 2014. For a number of states – Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Wyoming – August 2014 was the most costly … 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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