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Important Notice Regarding Housing for The 2017 Show
It has come to our attention that some International Travel Goods Show buyers and exhibitors may have been solicited by GHS Corp./Global Housing Services Corp. (reservations@globalhousingcorp). Their email solicitation refers to "The Travel Goods Show from April 5th-7th 2017" and presents "hotel options that are still available for immediate booking." It's important to understand that GHS Corp. is in no way related to TGA by contract or otherwise and has not been given permission by us to use our exhibitor or buyer lists for any purpose. In fact, we consider those lists to be proprietary and confidential and have never made them available to anyone (including GHS Corp.) for commercial purposes. To that end, we have notified GHS Corp. that they must immediately cease and desist from any further communication to our exhibitors and buyers. Please notify Cathy Hays at email@example.com, 877-842-1938, x-707 if you have received email from GHS Corp. or if you do so in the future.
GSP & Travel Goods – Deadline for Signatories Extended
TGA is leading efforts to get hundreds of companies to sign on to an industry letter urging President Obama to immediately issue a proclaim that U.S. imports of travel goods (including luggage, handbags, backpacks, tote bags, etc.) are duty-free from all countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The letter is in response to President Obama's June 30 decision to proclaim duty-free treatment for travel goods for a very limited number of countries under GSP. That decision means that only travel goods imported from the "least-developed beneficiary developing countries" and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries are now able to enter the U.S. duty-free. However, the President indefinitely delayed a decision on granting duty-free travel goods benefits to all other GSP beneficiary developing countries, including key sourcing countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. The only major travel goods supplier that benefits from the June 30 decision is Cambodia. TGA was very disappointed and surprised by the decision. We Need Your Company to Sign the Industry Letter! The deadline to add on your company is next Thursday, July 28. To sign the letter, or if you have questions, please contact TGA's Nate Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-853-9351.
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THE WASHINGTON POST
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