Category: Background

Early Responses to August Recess Poll

Written on August 18, 2011 in Background

We want to thank the companies that have responded to our latest poll and provide some quick results.  Responses vary greatly for not only the financial impact of GSP expiration, but among the companies themselves. Poll Response Ranges Number of US Employees:  3 – 40,000 Expected GSP Shipments: 1 – 200 Expected GSP Tariffs Pai...

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Newest Version of GSP Supporter List by CD Now Available

Written on June 14, 2011 in Background

With its most recent update, our Supporter List now includes companies operating in 41 states and 247 congressional districts.  You can download the list of GSP Supporters by district here.  You can add your company name by emailing here. Top districts remain Iowa’s 1st (Bruce Braley), Tennessee’s 2nd (John Duncan), and Califo...

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GSP Expiration Cost $55 Million in April

Written on June 9, 2011 in Background

The trade data released by the Department of Commerce this afternoon showed that American companies paid an estimated $55.3 million in new taxes on $1.4 billion worth of previously GSP-eligible imports in April.  Through the first 4 months of the year, U.S. businesses paid $217.5 million in tariffs on $5.8 billion worth of imports. If...

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