Category Archives: Oregon

On Oregon Primary Day, Watch Senator Wyden Talk About Need to Renew GSP

What better way to spend a few minutes on Oregon primary day than watching Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) talk about the importance of GSP renewal? In the clip below, Senator Wyden discusses how GSP is an … 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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Small Businesses Are Hurt Most by GSP Expiration

National Small Business Week kicked off today. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. These companies are also some of the biggest users of the GSP program: more than 530 … Continue reading

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House, Senate Hearings on Trade, Part 2

Over the last few weeks, the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees held hearings on trade. The Coalition asked companies to send a few sentences that we could include in our submissions for the record. Several dozen responded, … 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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Waiting on a $468 Million Tax Day Refund

Tax day. For some that means refunds and others it means cutting a check to Uncle Sam. For GSP importers, it means another $1.8 million in higher import taxes (in addition to corporate taxes, income taxes on wages, etc.) because … Continue reading

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Costs of GSP Expiration by State: August-November 2013

As we noted last Friday, GSP expiration cost another $54 million in November. In total, expiration increased import taxes by more than $228 million from August to November, raising prices for companies in every state. Just how much varies greatly … Continue reading

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