Category: West Virginia

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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NAM Says It’s Time to Renew GSP

Written on December 10, 2013 in California

Yesterday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) wrote about the negative impact of GSP expiration on…not surprisingly…manufacturers. At the most basic level, because of GSP expiration “many manufacturers’ costs are higher and their competitiveness undermined.” This of course is a point we’ve made a n...

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Top States Impacted by the First Two Months of GSP Expiration

Written on November 19, 2013 in California

As noted yesterday, GSP expiration cost American companies more than $56 million in September alone, and more than $110 million through the first two months. Not surprisingly, big states pay the most, but companies in all states are stuck paying higher taxes on previously duty-free goods. Here are the top 10 states ranked by the...

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