TGA Victory! U.S./Vietnam Reach Deal in Vietnam Section 301 Timber Case — No Tariffs

On October 1, the United States and Vietnam announced a deal to resolve the U.S. government Section 301 case against Vietnam over timber. The deal does NOT impose punitive tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from Vietnam. TGA testified and aggressively lobbied against the possible imposition of punitive tariffs on U.S. travel goods imports from Vietnam.

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TGA Urges Congress to Approve Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation and Continues to Push for Action to End the Current Shipping Crisis

On September 21, TGA joined 110 organizations in urging the House to approve the bipartisan infrastructure package (#InfrastructureNow), which will make critical long-term investments in the nation’s port and transportation infrastructure. The Senate has already approved the legislation. While these long-term investments are critical to support the economy of tomorrow, TGA continues to push President Biden and […]

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TGA Urges Congress to Renew GSP Today

On September 21, TGA joined dozens of TGA members and hundreds of other organizations in urging Congress to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program this fall. GSP expired on December 31, 2020, meaning that U.S. travel goods imports from a wide range of developing countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, […]

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Last Chance — We Need You to Support Renewal of GSP

When Congress returns to Washington, DC on September 20, TGA and many other organizations will launch a huge push for renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. As part of those efforts, TGA urges your company to join hundreds of other organizations in signing a letter calling on Congress to renew GSP immediately. GSP expired […]

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TGA Supports Bipartisan Shipping Reform Legislation

On September 14, TGA and TGA members joined over 150 other organizations in urging Congress to approve the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996). The bipartisan bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish/enforce rules that would prevent the next shipping crisis, including minimum service requirements for carriers, as well as rules […]

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We Need You to Support TGA-endorsed Bill and Send Letters to Biden/Congress on Shipping Crisis

We need you to sign a letter supporting the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996), which would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees, rules that would help prevent […]

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TGA Calls for Action Now to End Shipping Crisis As TGA-Supported Legislation Gains Momentum

The TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) (H.R. 4996) continues to gain momentum with now 10 bipartisan co-sponsors. The bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for ocean carriers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees — rules […]

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Endorsed Bipartisan Legislation Would Prevent the Next Shipping Crisis, TGA Calls for Action Now to End Current Shipping Crisis

On August 10, the TGA-endorsed Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) was introduced in Congress. The bipartisan bill would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish and enforce rules on minimum service requirements for shippers, respond to contract breaches, and address excessive and unjust detention and demurrage fees. If approved by Congress, the legislation […]

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Supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Passes Senate

On August 10, by a vote of 69-30, the Senate approved the TGA-supported bipartisan infrastructure package (#BIF), which will make critical long-term investments in the nation’s port and transportation infrastructure.

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TGA-Supported Infrastructure Package Moves Forward

This week, the Senate will approve the TGA-supported bi-partisan infrastructure package, which will make critical investments in port, rail, and road infrastructure. While we need to make these long-term investments, TGA continues to call on the Biden administration to address the current shipping crisis now!

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