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Members of Congress express support for GSP renewal at House hearing

Written on September 11, 2020 in USA

At yesterday’s House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee hearing on Caribbean Basin preferences (i.e., CBTPA), several Members used the opportunity to support swift GSP renewal as well. CBTPA expires on September 30. In his opening statement, Ranking Member Vern Buchanan (R-FL) cited Coalition for GSP data, saying “Americans saved more th...

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Cloth masks face the most new tariffs due to lost GSP for Thailand, but who needs those? (Or, how punitive tariffs punish the US)

Written on September 9, 2020 in Thailand

In late April, the United States suspended duty-free treatment for about 1/3 of Thailand’s imports under GSP. Lost GSP for Thailand cost importers up to $17 million in extra taxes from May to July; another burden for American GSP importers hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic and recession. New data suggests cloth face masks are the...

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January-June 2020 GSP savings by state

Written on August 26, 2020 in Arizona

GSP saved American companies over $400 million in the first half of 2020. GSP benefited companies in every state – and the map below shows the overall value of January-June 2020 GSP imports (in blue) and tax savings (in red) by state. The top states by GSP savings have been fairly consistent over the years....

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