Category: Alaska

GSP Keeps American Producers Competitive

Written on May 7, 2014 in Alaska

Many people think imports are bad because they take business away from U.S. producers. Yet the reality is that many goods imported into the United States are used by American companies to manufacture, grow, or otherwise “make stuff” in the United States. This is certainly true for products imported duty-free under the Generalized System...

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GSP and Alaska: Fast Facts

Written on January 2, 2013 in Alaska

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program eliminates U.S. tariffs (i.e., taxes) on certain imports from developing countries. GSP imports in 2011 totaled $18.5 billion and the program saved American companies more than $700 million. GSP saved Alaska companies an estimated $99,000 in 2011. Alaska companies imported an estimated $2.6 millio...

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Time to Show Our Gratitude

Written on September 26, 2011 in Alaska

Last week, we asked companies to contact their Senators in support of the GSP/TAA bill.  When all the votes were tallied, H.R. 2832 passed with the support of 70 Senators. The inclusion of TAA made the vote particularly difficult for Republicans, but at the end of the day 17 Republicans voted in favor of the...

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