Category: Washington

NRF Letter Urges GSP Renewal – Plus More Supporters!

Written on July 2, 2013 in California

On Friday, the National Retail Federation sent a letter to every Member of Congress urging support for immediate Congressional consideration and passage. The letter stated that GSP is “critical to American employers and families that this important trade program is renewed in advance of its expiration.” Given GSP’s broad bipartisa...

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More Companies Call on Congress to Renew GSP

Written on May 20, 2013 in Brazil

This morning, we added our newest company to the GSP Supporter List: Ferndale, Washington-based Kona Bicycle Company.  Located in 1st Congressional District, the 27-employee company imports from Cambodia under GSP. Kona isn’t the only new company calling on Congress to renew GSP before it expires on July 31. Other new additions include: ...

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GSP and Washington: Fast Facts

Written on January 24, 2013 in GSP

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 Washington companies an estimated $8.1 million in 2011. Washington companies imported an estimate...

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