Category: Maine

GSP Saved American Companies $62 million in December 2016

Written on February 22, 2017 in Alabama

In December 2016, the GSP program saved American companies $62 million on about $1.6 billion in imports. GSP imports were up by 11 percent – and tariffs savings up by 14 percent – compared to December 2015. Overall, GSP saved U.S. companies $729 million in 2016, an increase of over 10 percent from 2015. Some...

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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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