Category Archives: Argentina

Senate Debates….GSP Supporter List Grows

The Senate is in its 3rd day of debate on amendments to the GSP/TAA bill.  Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) keeps saying that he hopes we’re “heading into the home stretch,” but it is unclear when final votes will take place. … 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 Cost American Companies $54.4 Million in January

The U.S. Government released the trade data for January 2011 today, so this is the first time we’ve been able to see the actual costs of GSP expiration.  The number isn’t pretty:  $54.4 million in tariffs paid on about $1.5 … Continue reading

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KY, MO Biotech Firms Take Advantage of GSP Benefits for Yeast

I tried to come up with a funny title (e.g., “Congress should at yeast pass a short-term GSP extension) but nothing jumped out at me, so we went with the simple statement of fact:  American companies conducting cutting-edge research into … Continue reading

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There’s Always Room for GS-P

Nearly $80 million worth of gelatin sheets and derivatives entered the United States duty free in 2010 under GSP, accounting for 44% of total U.S. gelatin imports.  GSP saved American manufacturers $3.5 million last year, about the same as 2009.  … Continue reading

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GSP Expiration Makes Valentine’s Day a Little Less Sweet

According to the National Confectioners Association, Valentine’s Day is the fourth biggest holiday of the year for confectionery purchases (after Halloween, Easter and Christmas).  From heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to conversation candies, when people think of Valentine’s day, our minds … Continue reading

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GSP Reduces Costs for Green Technologies

Lithium carbonates are one of the primary raw materials needed to manufacture next-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in electric and hybrid-electric cars.  Light-weight but power-dense, Li-ion batteries store more energy than regular batteries and allow electric and hybrid cars to … Continue reading

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