Xena / AerChem
St. Charles, IL 60175
We are a direct importer of handicraft items. We buy our product mainly from cottage industries which really help/support people overseas.
Due to the expiration of GSP it slows down our buying as we have to pay duty…… As you know we have already been hit hard by a slow economy and on top of that this GSP thing happened .
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
1465 Route 23 S #174
Wayne, NJ 07470
Ten Thousands Villages
Akron, PA 17501
We are a small company that imports fine jewelry from Thailand for distribution to retailers in the US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.
Since GSP expired last year, we have been forced to downsize our staff. In order to stay solvent, our company needs for the GSP to be reinstated.” —Eve Chiles
Houston, TX 77077
Manager, Commercial Fishing Division
Fitec International Inc.
Newell, West Virginia
JBH Intertrade is a small company, specializing in imports of processed fruit and vegetable products. Suspension of GSP has made certain products we import non-viable and may jeopardize our business plan going forward.
We have plans to hire some additional staff over the next 2 years. Unfortunately, the areas requiring additional staff are also those directly impacted by GSP.” —Jack Hartog, President
Garden City, NY
We’ve been importing chromium trioxide from Kazakhstan for several years. The payment of duties because of GSP expiration has hurt our competitiveness, caused us to lose sales, and reduced our need for warehouse labor due to the lower sales volume.
Reinstatement of the GSP program will enable us to resume our company’s growth (and the resultant employment).” —
Hunter Chemical LLC
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Michex International Inc.
Houston, TX 77068
Hiblow USA, Inc.
Johnson City, Tenn
GSP expiration has cost my company $1,500 this year. That may not sound like a lot, but I am starting my company and any savings help to reach break-even and grow my business.
The products I am importing from the Philippines and Thailand are hand-made and are not putting any American jobs at risk.” —Patrice Gerber
Laguna Beach, CA
Besa Lighting, Inc.
We manufacture footwear components from sole leather purchased in Argentina. Our customer base is comprised primarily of domestic footwear manufacturers. Our largest customers are based in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Maine, Washington and of course, here in Pennsylvania.
There is no sole leather made in the USA today, thus it has to be imported. The higher cost due to the expiration of the GSP threatens not only jobs in our factory in Williamsport, but literally coast to coast.” —Dave Murdock, Co-Owner
Williamsport, PA 17701
Jon Bromberg, CEO
Universal Wood Moulding Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
GSP expiration has had a huge negative impact on the strategy of our small business, and we had to cancel our plans of increasing workforce for this year.
More than that, we are still doing business on belief that GSP will be renewed and we will recuperate; but if it will be not, we will have to come up with new product strategy and sales strategy, and we don’t have our hopes high that it will be feasible at this point.” —Yulia Zhamgotseva
Atlantis Pak USA, Inc.
The House of Representatives is likely to vote on a renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program in the next week or so. In the meantime, this site will allow companies impacted by expiration to tell their stories. You can add your own quote by clicking “Submit” on the right hand side of the page.
More information on GSP - along with hundreds of companies and associations calling for immediate renewal - can be found at Renew GSP Today.