Gemini Shippers Group Urges Full Designation of Travel Goods for GSP Program


Gemini Shippers Group sent a letter on August 4 to President Barack Obama urging the designation of 28 categories of travel goods to be eligible for duty free access to the United States from all Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) eligible countries. The letter follows on to a proclamation issued by the Obama Administration in late June designated these travel goods as eligible for duty free status, but only when imported from countries in Africa or a handful of least developed developing countries. The early decision precludes countries like Thailand, the Philippines, and India from exporting travel goods duty free to the United States.  More than 100 other companies, associations, organizations and brands signed on to the August 4 letter. Gemini signed a similar letter in March following testimony delivered earlier in the year.