Archive for: May 2012

Imports Work for America: A Policy Agenda

Written on May 11, 2012 in GSP

As Imports Work for America Week draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead: what should policymakers do to ensure that our trade agenda includes initiatives that enable American workers, families and producers to fully benefit from imports.  There are many, but the Coalition for GSP suggests Congressional passage of a long-term renewal o...

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GSP Works for Economic Development

Written on May 10, 2012 in Imports Work

We’ve already highlighted the ways that the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) works for American jobs, families, and manufacturing, but we can’t forget about the original intent of the program: promoting growth in developing countries. Today, the GSP program provides duty-free access for about 3,400 products from 130 developing co...

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GSP Works for American Manufacturing

Written on May 9, 2012 in GSP

All too often, people think a product is either “Made in USA” or made somewhere else.  Yet American manufacturers use imported components to reduce costs or gain access to materials not available in the United States.  Similarly, imports often contain American content previously exported and assembled abroad.  As a result...

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