Category: Nebraska

GSP and Nebraska: Fast Facts

Written on January 14, 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 Nebraska companies an estimated $678,000 in 2011. Nebraska companies imported an estimated $18.7 ...

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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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Some Presidents Day History from the Coalition for GSP…

Written on February 21, 2011 in Brazil

…and Wikipedia.  Apparently, Congress first created a holiday for government offices in Washington, DC in honor of George Washington in 1880.  Five years later, the holiday was expanded to cover all federal workers, and for the next 85 years government workers took off February 22, Washington’s birthday.  In 1971, Congre...

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