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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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Small Business Paid $250,000 in INTEREST on Bank Loans to Stay Afloat During GSP Expiration

Last week, we profiled two companies (Summit Specialty International in Georgia and Sophia Foods in New York) that have bounced bounced strongly since Congress renewed GSP. Despite difficulties faced during the GSP lapse, both have more workers – and provide … Continue reading

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It isn’t 1810

“It is an extremely arbitrary and outdated tariff. Our politicians need to realize we operate in a global economy now; it isn’t 1810.” That comment was provided by Alex Livingston, President of Summit Specialty International in Alpharetta, Georgia, in response … Continue reading

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GSP Renewal Allows New York Small Business to Refill Positions Lost During Expiration – and Then Some

Last week, we received a response to our new GSP renewal impacts survey from Candace Abitbul from Sophia Foods in Brooklyn, New York. Candace and her husband Danny, who own the small business together, have repeatedly shared their GSP story … Continue reading

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New Jersey Small Business Explains Impacts of GSP Expiration, Renewal

EVCO International is a small business in Manalapan, New Jersey that imports marble kitchenware and bath accessories from Indonesia and India and kettles from Thailand. When GSP expired and EVCO tried to raises prices, sales fell. Higher costs impacted both … 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┬áreinstatement … Continue reading

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NEW SURVEY: GSP Renewal Impacts

After a nearly 2-year expiration, Congress retroactively renewed GSP in June. During the expiration, some of the most powerful arguments for GSP renewal came from two surveys highlighting company-specific impacts (reports here and here). To start building the case now … Continue reading

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