GSP: BETTER POLICY FOR BETTER DEVELOPMENT
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a long-standing US program which allows preferential access to US markets for beneficiary developing countries, designed to support greater economic development. However, over the past few years, GSP has been challenged both to encourage domestic growth in key markets and investment in higher-skilled, higher value industries; and also as a tool to work with trade partner countries to raise standards and address trade barriers. How does GSP work now? Could it be better designed (and better leveraged) to promote comprehensive growth AND secure key inputs/products for US economic recovery and global economic growth? With an introductory overview by the Spring 2021 WIIT Trust Young Leader Scholarship Winner, Madeline de Quillacq, we will hear from a range of experts with insights and ideas on how to drive GSP going forward.
Opening remarks by:
Madeline de Quillacq, Spring 2021 WIIT Trust Scholarship Winner
- Laura Baughman, President of Trade Partnership Worldwide, LLC
- Laura Buffo, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
- Livia Shmavonian, Office of Senator Bob Casey
Naomi Freeman, Sandler, Travis, and Rosenberg, P.A