Lost GSP for India cost American companies $30 million in July

Written on September 20, 2019 in USA

Costs to American companies from the Administration’s decision to terminate India’s GSP eligibility continue to grow. In July alone, US importers paid an estimated $30.4 million in new tariffs (previously) duty-free imports from India. Lost GSP is hurting companies like Warehouse Associates, which canceled plans to create new US manufac...

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44 House Members Send Bipartisan Letter to USTR Expressing “Strong Desire” to Reinstate GSP for India as Part of Trade Deal

Written on September 17, 2019 in USA

A bipartisan group of 44 House members sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today expressing their “strong desire to see GSP eligibility for India reinstated.” The United States terminated India’s eligibility under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) on June 5. The letter was led by Congressmen Jim ...

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GSP saved American companies $72 million in July

Written on September 12, 2019 in Cambodia

GSP saved American companies $72 million in June, about $17 million less (-19%) from July 2018. It marked the second month in a row that year-over-year savings due to terminated GSP for India and Turkey. In the first seven months of 2019, GSP saved American companies $628 million. Lost GSP for India cost American companies...

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Terminating GSP for India cost American companies $25 million in June

Written on August 8, 2019 in India

Yesterday we wrote that GSP savings plummeted to $66 million in June. GSP savings fell by the most since the 2008-2009 financial crisis. But while external forces caused the last big drop, this one stemmed from the Administration’s choice to make American companies tariffs on previously duty-free imports from India (and Turkey). The price tag...

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GSP savings plummet to $66 million in June

Written on August 7, 2019 in Arkansas

GSP saved American companies $66 million in June, about $39 million less than in May and $15 million less (-18%) from June 2018. The June declines reflect the first full month without GSP eligibility for imports from Turkey and first (mostly) full month without GSP for India. In the first six months of 2019, GSP...

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2018 GSP Savings by State

Written on July 25, 2019 in California

GSP saved American companies over $1.03 billion in 2018, smashing the previous high of $894 million set in 2017. GSP benefited companies in every state – and GSP savings exceeding $1 million for 41 states plus Puerto Rico. The map below shows the overall value of 2018 GSP imports (in blue) and tax savings (in...

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GSP saved American companies $102 million in April 2019

Written on June 20, 2019 in USA

GSP saved American companies $102 million in April, an increase of over $18 million (22%) from April 2018 and the third-highest level on record. In the first four months of 2019, GSP saved American companies $385 million. That is $75 million more than the same period in 2018 – itself a record-shattering year. For the...

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GSP loss and weak jobs reports

Written on June 7, 2019 in USA

This week, India officially lost it GSP benefits. Combined with the Turkey GSP decision from mid-May, companies must now pay an extra $1 million a day in new taxes despite Congress’ explicit authorization to make those imports duty-free. This week, there also were two subpar jobs reports. BLS reported just 75,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs,...

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