Category: GSP

Sourcing shifts from China to GSP countries: Christmas lights

Written on December 19, 2018 in China

We recently posted that GSP savings shattered previous records in October and that growth was strongest for products where the Trump administration has imposed new 10-25% tariffs on imports from China. One very clear example: Christmas lights, whose imports from China became subject to a 10% tariff on September 24. For September/October, GSP import...

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GSP Saved American Companies $73 Million in July 2017

Written on September 11, 2017 in Alabama

In July 2017, the GSP program saved American companies $73 million on about $1.8 billion in imports. GSP imports were up by 18 percent – and tariffs savings were up by 23 percent – compared to July 2016. (NOTE: that likely understates savings, as U.S. government data show no claimed GSP benefits for imports of...

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