Category: China

Carrots & sticks & GSP

Written on May 12, 2021 in China

New U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee today and the House Ways and Means Committee tomorrow on the Biden administration’s trade policy agenda. Ambassador Tai has given several recent speeches on new trade policy goals, including a recent interview where she was asked about trade rule...

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Michigan small business: “over $400,000 that we need to recoup from somewhere” if GSP expires

Written on November 9, 2020 in China

Hiblow is a distributor of linear diaphragm pumps based in Saline, Michigan. It employs 6 workers, including a new warehouse manager position created in 2020. Hiblow sells pumps imported under GSP to three major markets: medical pumps to U.S. medical device manufacturers (therapy devices, hospital beds, incubators); pumps for onsite wastewater trea...

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Small business: GSP imports “even helped out the State of Ohio with some PPE protective wear”

Written on October 8, 2020 in Burma

The Cannon Group in Westerville, Ohio is a family-owned company that provides plastic packaging products to newspapers, grocery stores, and other cost-conscious industries. Due to Covid-19, it has begun supplying PPE products, initially to help existing customers keep their businesses running and more recently providing PPE products to the State of...

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