The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined other industry groups in sending a letter expressing strong support for adding all eligible travel goods, handbags, backpacks, and luggage to the eligibility list for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). “There is virtually no production of these items in the United States and, as such, there will be no domestic industry that will be negatively affected by the proposed designation. On the other hand, U.S. brands, private label designers, made-to-order producers, as well as the U.S. workers they employ and the consumers they serve, stand to benefit greatly from lower duty costs under the GSP,” the letter states.