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TGA Urges Congress to Renew GSP ASAP

TGA Urges Congress to Renew GSP ASAP

Last week, TGA joined several hundred other trade associations and companies, including many TGA members, in urging Congress to quickly renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Even though TGA, and others, lobbied hard for Congress to renew GSP before GSP expired at the end of last year, Congress adjourned for the holidays without renewing the program. It is likely that Congress will address GSP renewal before this summer. At that time, we expect Congress to “retroactively” renew GSP back to January 1. This CBP advisory provides information on what importers need to do to ensure duty refunds on GSP-eligible shipments once GSP is retroactively renewed by Congress.

Your Smart Airfare Window is NOW

Your Smart Airfare Window is NOW

With The International Travel Goods Show just six weeks away, this is the optimal time to book airfare to Las Vegas for the industry’s best networking event and new products showcase. Here’s a sampling of bargain fares we found in the last week:

New York $183 Montreal $285
Los Angeles   $77 Hong Kong   $582
Seattle $111 Tokyo $617
Chicago $117 London $474
Boston $241

Book now, and get the best insight into what’s happening in the travel goods space – what’s working, what’s changing, what’s new. Join us for the most important event on the industry calendar.

TGA Urges Congress to Approve Infrastructure Package ASAP

TGA Urges Congress to Approve Infrastructure Package ASAP

On January 3, TGA joined with dozens of other business organizations in sending a letter urging Congress to approve legislation that will improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of our nation’s infrastructure. The letter outlines the priorities that should be included in any infrastructure package. The letter comes as President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders begin discussions on a major infrastructure investment package.

Ring in the New Year – with One Smart Move

Ring in the New Year – with One Smart Move

You can wish for a prosperous new year, or make it a prosperous one. Exhibiting at The International Travel Goods Show is a smart move than can ensure your business succeeds in 2018. This is the industry’s most critical event – the people you meet and the connections you make will have profound influence on your business relationships and bottom line. Give your business year a boost – show off in front of the best retailers in travel goods. Start building your 2018 success today; reserve space with Cathy Hays, cathy@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-707.

TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

On November 14, TGA joined with more than 100 trade associations in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging him to maintain NAFTA’s cross-border trucking provisions in any renegotiated agreement. The letter comes in response to reports that the Trump administration was considering new restrictions against Mexican long-haul truckers.

Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

On October 30, a bipartisan group of 38 members of Congress urged Congressional leaders to quickly renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference program. The letter came shortly after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced new enforcement priorities for the GSP program, launching a review of GSP-eligible country compliance with the investment, labor, intellectual property (IP), and other requirements under the GSP program. The three-year enforcement plan implies the Trump administration’s support for the long-term renewal of the GSP program. Under GSP, U.S. imports of travel goods from the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and most other developing counties (except China or Vietnam) enter the U.S. duty-free. TGA fought hard to include travel goods in the GSP program and continues to lobby Congress to renew GSP as soon as possible.

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Space at The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is filling up fast with new exhibitors and new products! This is the world’s largest gathering of travel goods retailers, and you need to be present to show off in front of the people who will make your sales year. The Show will sell out, and you don’t want to be locked out. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, to guarantee you’ll be front and center, before the world’s biggest audience of travel goods buyers.

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

We are building a more exciting 2018 International Travel Goods Show, and we want to see how YOU – our friends and colleagues in the travel goods industry – “Get Up and Go!” Send us your favorite travel photo, see it featured prominently at the next Show, and receive a gift from us and a chance to win free airfare to The 2018 Show! With questions, please contact TGA’s Kate Ryan or read more here.

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, space is at a premium. And it’s going fast. The past few years have been sold-out events, and if you don’t want to find yourself locked out of the planet’s biggest travel products showcase, the time to act is now. Meet and connect with the most powerful retail buyers in the world at The Show. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book your exhibit space today.

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

If it feels like you’re spending an arm and a leg on shipping to keep your business going, TGA can help. Save up to 29% on select FedEx small package services, and at least 70% over UPS Freight and other carriers on standard and guaranteed less-than-truckload shipments, with TGA’s Shipping Program through PartnerShip. Get the details here, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702, for more info.