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An unheralded GSP import helping Covid-19 response: cell cast acrylics

Written on September 18, 2020 in USA

The Coalition for GSP has an open-ended survey asking companies how Covid-19 impacts their operations and GSP imports. Last night we received an interesting response from an importer of cast acrylic plastics. For those unfamiliar with plastic variations (like us), here is what they wrote: Cell cast acrylic is the raw material used to create...

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Cloth masks face the most new tariffs due to lost GSP for Thailand, but who needs those? (Or, how punitive tariffs punish the US)

Written on September 9, 2020 in Thailand

In late April, the United States suspended duty-free treatment for about 1/3 of Thailand’s imports under GSP. Lost GSP for Thailand cost importers up to $17 million in extra taxes from May to July; another burden for American GSP importers hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic and recession. New data suggests cloth face masks are the...

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