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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.

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.