On March 20, 2017, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined a coalition letter to President Trump to designate all travel goods produced in qualified countries eligible for Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits. “It was the articulated bipartisan will of Congress to designate all travel goods products duty-free when imported from all GSP countries. The situation and facts have been thoroughly vetted by Congress, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC). The conclusion was unanimous: GSP benefits should apply to all eligible countries for all travel goods in question. This would spur real relocation of U.S. sourcing from China, which is not eligible for the GSP. It would also give the U.S. more enforcement leverage over the GSP countries’ trade policies and actions, which is a key aspect of the GSP program,” the letter states. The letter is available here.
USFIA Joins Letter to Trump on GSP for Travel Goods