2018 GSP savings of $1.03 billion smash previous highs (but major potential cuts on horizon for many American companies)

Written on March 12, 2019 in Alaska

GSP saved American companies a record $1.03 billion in 2018, smashing the previous high of $894 million set in 2017. Since Congress renewed GSP in 2015 following a multi-year lapse, annual GSP savings for American companies have increased by more than $350 million.   Despite overwhelming congressional support for GSP renewal in 2018, the Trump...

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USTR Announces Intent to Remove India and Turkey from GSP

Written on March 5, 2019 in USA

On March 4, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced its intent to terminate GSP for India and Turkey. According to the release: “India’s termination from GSP follows its failure to provide the United States with assurances that it will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets in numerous sectors. Turkey&rsquo...

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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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NEW SURVEY: Are you importing more under GSP due to new China tariffs?

Written on December 13, 2018 in USA

GSP savings shattered previous records in October. Growth was strongest for products where the Trump administration has imposed new 10-25% tariffs on imports from China. Was this a coincidence or the start of a long-term trend of companies shifting sourcing out of China and into GSP-eligible countries? We want to hear from you! The information...

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GSP benefits back in effect

Written on April 22, 2018 in USA

As of today, GSP is back in effect and importers no longer must pay tariffs on new import shipments claiming GSP. CBP will begin the process for issuing automatic refunds to products that claimed GSP during the lapse. CBP published a formal Federal Register notice Friday with details. Information on requesting refunds for products that...

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