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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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A State-By-State Breakdown of the $472 Million in GSP Tariffs Savings Through August 2016

In the first eight months of 2016, GSP saved American companies about $472 million in eliminated tariffs. Hawaii joined the list of states for which GSP eliminated at least $1 million in tariffs on imports, bringing the total to 38 … Continue reading

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GSP Saved American Companies $62 Million in August 2016

In August, the GSP program saved American companies $62 million on about $1.6 billion in imports. The value of GSP imports increased by about 5 percent, while tariff savings increased by about 11 percent compared to August 2015. Overall, GSP … Continue reading

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Year-to-Date GSP Savings By State through July 2016

In the first seven months of 2016, GSP saved American companies about $410 million in eliminated tariffs. New Hampshire joined the list of states for which GSP eliminated at least $1 million in tariffs on imports, bringing the total to … 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“It is an extremely arbitrary and outdated tariff.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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