Archive for: August 2013

August Poll: How Does GSP Expiration Impact You?

Written on August 13, 2013 in GSP

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an article on GSP expiration, in which it asked the rhetorical question: “theoretically, the tariffs get refunded when the program is finally reauthorized, so no big deal, right?” This is a problem we always face. People assume that just because the money is typically refunded, retroactive renewa...

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Washington Post on GSP Expiration: “Serious Cash Flow Issue”

Written on August 12, 2013 in GSP

This morning, the Washington Post’s Wonkblog featured a post on the impacts of GSP expiration. The article highlights two very points. First, even if tariffs are refunded retroactively, expiration creates a serious financial burden for small businesses that cannot afford to pay higher taxes for an undetermined amount of time. Second, the unce...

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GSP Notes from a Small Island

Written on August 6, 2013 in GSP

With Congress gone, we took the opportunity to head back to Jamestown, RI to visit family – but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped thinking about GSP. In fact, just yesterday while grabbing coffee in the town, we came across a new store: Fair Trade Winds. [youtube=] We wen...

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