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WF&FSA Offers Support for Roses to be Added to the GSP

Leadership testifies, organization sends letter in support as effort gains momentum

On June 19, WF&FSA President Tim Dewey with DVFlora and WF&FSA Immediate Past President Ben Powell with Mayesh joined leadership from the Society of American Florists (SAF) and the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) to testify virtually before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in support of adding fresh cut roses to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). In the past few months, both SAF and AFIF have submitted petitions to add roses to the GSP which, if successful, would eliminate import duties on roses from Ecuador.

Mother’s Day 2020 Better Than Expected

By Pam Morrison, WF&FSA Communications Manager

2020 is the year with no comparison unless you are 102 and remember the toll the 1918 pandemic took on your business. Just as a tornado’s massive destruction, or a tsunami’s wave of terror causes temporary upheaval -on a worldwide scale- so does a worldwide pandemic. However, results of WF&FSA’s 2020 Mother’s Day Survey proved that resilience and optimism shine through.

WF&FSA's COVID-19 Impact and Implementation Survey Results

By Pamela Morrison, WF&FSA Communications Manager

WF&FSA invited members to participate in an industry wide COVID-19 study to survey sentiments and policies being implemented by businesses across the U.S. More than 3,000 companies from various industries shared their opinions on how the pandemic is impacting their companies.

A New Way to Reshape the Supply Chain for the Floriculture Industry - Are You In?

By Cindy Hanauer

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WF&FSA Offers Support for Roses to be Added to the GSP

WF&FSA Offers Support for Roses to be Added to the GSP

On June 19, WF&FSA President Tim Dewey with DVFlora and WF&FSA Immediate Past President Ben Powell with Mayesh joined leadership from the Society of American Florists (SAF) and the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) to testify virtually before the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in support of adding fresh cut roses to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). In the past few months, both SAF and AFIF have submitted petitions to add roses to the GSP which, if successful, would eliminate import duties on roses from Ecuador.

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