This comes from a recent GSP supporter list company that imports from India, Indonesia, and Nepal:
We are a company located in a small town where the economy is fragile and the rate of unemployment is very high. If we have to pay duties for merchandise under GSP we don’t know if we will be able to stay competitive in our market and keep our current staff.
With a total population of just 2,300 (including surrounding villages), the 35 jobs at the company make it a significant employer in the town. At a time when policymakers are focused on helping small businesses and creating (or at least not losing) jobs, what else is there to say about the need to renew GSP?