Today’s New York Times ran an editorial called No Way to Run a Trade Policy.  The article describes the current battle over the pending expiration of the Andean trade preferences and the TAA program and highlights GSP’s expiration last December.  In short, it argues that:

Lawmakers need to look beyond their noses and extend all three programs, including the now-defunct G.S.P.

The editorial ends with a call to arms:

The president and American business could start by giving Senate Republicans and Democrats a sharp push to pass these essential bills.

We agree completely.  If you’ve been hurt by the expiration of GSP, make sure your Senators and Representatives know about it. You can find contact info for all the Senators here and the Representatives here.  If you’re not sure who to call, contact us at 202-347-1085 and we’ll help you figure it out.