Category: Louisiana

GSP Renewal Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Written on June 10, 2013 in GSP Supporter List

Two more companies joined our GSP Supporter List today and…they could not be more different.  One sells a wide range of products to customers like you and me.  The other supplies specialized packaging products like intermodal sea bulk container liners. One has tens of thousands of U.S. employees; the other has three.  One...

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GSP and Louisiana: Fast Facts

Written on January 9, 2013 in GSP

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program eliminates U.S. tariffs (i.e., taxes) on certain imports from developing countries. GSP imports in 2011 totaled $18.5 billion and the program saved American companies more than $700 million. GSP saved Louisiana companies an estimated $7.9 million in 2011. Louisiana companies imported an estimated ...

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8 Senators Oppose Cloture Vote for GSP

Written on September 19, 2011 in Alabama

The Senate passed the cloture motion this evening by a vote of 84-8.  All eight “no” votes came from Republicans, including: Alabama: Senator Jeff Sessions (R); Senator Richard Shelby (R) Arizona: Senator Jon Kyl (R); Senator John McCain (R) Louisiana: Senator David Vitter (R) Oklahoma: Senator Tom Coburn (R) South Carolina: Senato...

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