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Trump Launches GSP Country Reviews of Key Travel Goods Suppliers


Last week, the Trump administration announced that it accepted a petition to review Thailand’s eligibility to receive duty benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The Thailand review will be added to ongoing GSP reviews already announced for India and Indonesia. All three countries are major suppliers of travel goods to the U.S. market under the GSP program. Under GSP, U.S. imports of travel goods can enter duty-free from eligible countries under flexible rules of origin. TGA will likely comment on the country reviews. Please contact TGA’s Nate Herman at if you are importing from one of these countries.

Trump Breaks Trade Cease-Fire with China Ahead of Ross Visit to Beijing


President Donald Trump is moving ahead with steps to protect U.S. intellectual property by punishing China with broad investment restrictions, litigation at the World Trade Organization and hefty tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. The move, which the White House announced earlier this week, reignites trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and ratchets up the pressure just days before Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is set to travel to Beijing for further trade talks. READ MORE

How to Stay Cyber Secure When You Travel This Summer


Many people are planning to take vacations this summer, and while getting away is fun, having your identity stolen while you lay on a beach in Bora Bora blissfully unaware is decidedly less so. Careful prep before and during your vacation can help keep your holiday fun and safe. READ MORE

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Seven Airplane Innovations That Could Change How We Travel


In a competitive air travel market, airlines are innovating as fast as they can, offering new designs and amenities in response to market needs and passenger desires. Some of these innovations make flying more luxurious (to those who can afford it – a first-class ticket from New York to Dubai on Emirates costs nearly $30,000). Others are intended to save on fuel costs or cram more passengers into the already cattle pen-like fuselage. Here are seven of the most interesting, amazing and downright scary recent airline innovations, for your summer travel pleasure. READ MORE

15 Travel-Friendly Beauty Buys That Celebrity Experts Swear By


It's always exciting to travel somewhere far enough to fly. And we all want to look our best in those vacation selfies, but we can't realistically pack our entire beauty arsenal for every trip. So, the best bet is tried-and-true, travel-friendly beauty and hair products. TODAY Style asked celebrity experts to share their favorites. READ MORE

Now Hiring for One Day: The Gig Economy Hits Retail


The gig economy is clocking in to retailers and restaurants. The unemployment rate is at a 17-year low, but stagnant wages, chronic underemployment and growing inequality are leading more Americans to take on so-called side hustles. Some want to supplement their incomes. Others are just trying to eke out a living. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans now earn money from the digital “platform economy,” according to the Pew Research Center. READ MORE


These Are the Reasons Why Your Whole Team is Burning Out


You know all about burnout. You’ve probably read articles about it and seen people discuss it on social media. The trouble is that much of the conversation around burnout focuses on what individuals can do to avoid or recover from it. Here’s a closer look at the top risk factors for collective burnout, and what it takes to mitigate them at the team level – not just the individual one. READ MORE

5 Video Apps to Revolutionize Your Social Media Posts


According to most social media marketing experts, video is one of the best tools to take your business to the next level. Fortunately, many businesses have developed apps to make creating compelling video and animation accessible to all business owners. READ MORE

The 7 Leadership Building Blocks for Courageous Workplaces


In business, you often see a "work hard, work longer and take on more" attitude, but the paradox of courage requires us to slow down and reflect. Courage isn’t so much about what one does as who one is. Leaders must turn their attention inward and reassess the beliefs, behaviors and assumptions that keep businesses stuck in outdated modes of operation. Here are seven principles that business leaders can implement to create courageous workplaces, where both people and business flourish. READ MORE

Are Microstays at Hotels and Gyms the New Face of Business Travel?


In an era where flexibility is key and people are travelling globally for business more than ever, the world of microstays seems like a fresh new option. Microstays of several hours at a time are now available at hotels, airports and leisure centers, and we spoke to two companies who are at the forefront of this exciting new concept, in the accommodation and wellness fields. READ MORE