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Urge Trump and Congress to stop giving zero tariff treatment to India and Brazil!

For years the U.S. has given favorable tariff treatment for specific goods and services under the General System of Preferences to developing countries, a $19 billion a year program, without the U.S. receiving similar trade preferences in return.

Particularly, India is the number one beneficiary of the program at $4.7 billion, and with a $2.25 trillion GDP, exacerbates the $31 billion U.S. trade deficit with India while India charges substantial tariffs on U.S. goods. Brazil, with a $1.77 trillion economy, gets another $2.2 billion from the General System of Preferences, which, although there is a relative balance of trade between the two countries, U.S. exporters still face high tariffs.

Together, India and Brazil are among the larger economies in the world, and as these emerging economies continue to grow robustly, the case for favorable, non-reciprocal tariff relief fails.

You know what to do! Let’s urge Congress and the Trump administration to review and reevaluate the General System of Preferences as it comes up for renewal on Dec. 31, including on India and Brazil, to see if U.S. interests are being served by the current arrangement.


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Dear U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative and the President:

For years the U.S. has given favorable tariff treatment for specific goods and services under the General System of Preferences to developing countries, a $19 billion a year program, without the U.S. receiving similar trade preferences in return.

Particularly, India is the number one beneficiary of the program at $4.7 billion, and with a $2.25 trillion GDP, exacerbates the $31 billion U.S. trade deficit with India while India charges substantial tariffs on U.S. goods. Brazil, with a $1.77 trillion economy, gets another $2.2 billion from the General System of Preferences, which, although there is a relative balance of trade between the two countries, U.S. exporters still face high tariffs.

Together, India and Brazil are among the larger economies in the world, and as these emerging economies continue to grow robustly, the case for favorable, non-reciprocal tariff relief fails.

It is time to review and reevaluate the General System of Preferences as it comes up for renewal on Dec. 31, including on India and Brazil, to see if U.S. interests are being served by the current arrangement.

Sincerely, YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

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Public Comments (20)
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Someone from San Francisco, CA writes:
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flfjcfiv t. from San Francisco, CA writes:
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Dec 14th, 2017
Darrell P. from Everett, WA writes:
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How long do you feed a problem a Country has without expecting positive movement forward? Feed em or teach them so they can create their own pathways.
Dec 13th, 2017
Vivian S. from Austin, TX writes:
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I hope India and Brazil will not continue to receive favorable tariff treatment. NO more favorable tariff treatment for India and Brazil.
Dec 13th, 2017
Vivian S. from Austin, TX writes:
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I hope India and Brazil will not continue to receive favorable tariff treatment. NO more favorable tariff treatment for India and Brazil.
Dec 13th, 2017
Stephen A. from Oak Lawn, IL writes:
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WTF? What closed door, "good Ole boy" secret deals were made for India and Brazil? No doubt there are other countries and secret deals and billions of dollars have been lost because of corruption in congress! Had these tariffs been payed, they could have been used to pay down the national debt!
Dec 13th, 2017
AL N. from New York, NY writes:
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*YO TRUMP, WE HAVE UR BACK, PERIOD!! LETS DO THIS, PERIOD!! AL& THE BIKER VETS
Dec 13th, 2017
AL N. from New York, NY writes:
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*YO TRUMP, WE HAVE UR BACK, PERIOD!! LETS DO THIS, PERIOD!! AL& THE BIKER VETS
Dec 13th, 2017
George M. from Tracy City, TN signed.
Dec 12th, 2017
Rusty W. from Seattle, WA writes:
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President Trump - good job so far, but let's have less tweets and more action!

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