Category: Arkansas

GSP Renewal Saved American Companies $57 Million in November

Written on January 13, 2016 in Alabama

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 reinstatement in late July 2015. In total, GSP saved American companies $230 million between Augu...

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GSP and Arkansas: Fast Facts

Written on January 3, 2013 in Arkansas

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 Arkansas companies an estimated $1.9 million in 2011. Arkansas companies imported an estimated $4...

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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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