Monthly Archives: October 2011

Coalition of Small Batch Importers debuts at the CPSC with Sandler’s Testimony

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, the 36-member Coalition of Small Batch Importers debuted before the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Said Lynn Persson of Terra Experience in Madison, WI, “I can’t tell you how much it means to see a face … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Importers Submit Letter on Third Party Testing Impacts

The Coalition of Small Batch Importers – 31 Fair Trade Federation members, sustainable trade importers, artisan marketers, designers, and Sandler Trade LLC  submitted a joint letter today to the Consumer Product Safety Commission concerning “Alternative Testing Requirements for Small Batch Importers.”  On Wednesday, October 26, representatives of … Continue reading

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Dreaming of your Tariff Refunds when GSP is reinstated?

A quick update on recent good news on U.S. imports from emerging markets: 1. Congress reauthorized through July 2013 the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This means that eligible exports from 129 developing countries will begin to enter the U.S. duty-free. 2. Congress … Continue reading

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Calling all small U.S. importers and makers of handmade crafts and apparel!

“Small batch” importers of handmade crafts and apparel are providing comments and public hearing testimony to the the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on affordable and feasible alternatives to complying with the upcoming requirements for third-party children’s-product testing for lead. In doing so, … Continue reading

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