Category: Maine

GSP and Maine: Fast Facts

Written on January 10, 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 Maine companies an estimated $345,000 in 2011. Maine companies imported an estimated $6.9 million...

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Time to Show Our Gratitude

Written on September 26, 2011 in Alaska

Last week, we asked companies to contact their Senators in support of the GSP/TAA bill.  When all the votes were tallied, H.R. 2832 passed with the support of 70 Senators. The inclusion of TAA made the vote particularly difficult for Republicans, but at the end of the day 17 Republicans voted in favor of the...

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GSP Imports by State

Written on July 7, 2011 in California

In light of today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, we decided to roll out some of our new GSP import data by state.  For example, did you know that…. Five of the top six states in terms of tariffs paid through April because of GSP expiration are represented on the Finance Committee? Maryland, represented on the...

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