Rio Roses: Ecuadorian Roses Are Now Duty-Free

December 7, 2020 Rio Roses / Equiflor

In a move that will save the floral industry an estimated $15-20 million next year, the U.S. Government just added fresh-cut roses to the Generalized System of Preferences, or GSP. This means that as of November 1, floral businesses will no longer have to pay a 6.8% tariff on Ecuadorian roses.

Floral Industry Receives Economic Relief through GSP Addition

U.S. wholesalers and importers will no longer pay a 6.8 percent tariff on Ecuadorian roses, the culmination of a year-long effort by the Society of American Florists and other industry groups to bring economic relief to buyers in the industry.

U.S. Cut Roses Industry Disappointed by White House Decision to Remove Tariff Protection

November 5, 2020 Certified American Grown

The California Cut Flower Commission (“CCFC”) and Certified American Grown (“CAG”), representing the American fresh cut flower industry and hundreds of workers, and farmers, expressed disappointment and concern at the Trump Administration’s decision to remove long-standing duties on imports of cut roses from Ecuador. As a result of the decision, a 6.8% duty that has helped protect the U.S. industry from large volumes of low-priced imports of Ecuadorian fresh cut roses has been eliminated.

Canada Blooms Names Plant of the Year 2021 – Aurora Borealis Rose

October 16, 2020 Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms is excited to announce the Canada Blooms Plant of the Year for 2021 is the Aurora Borealis™ rose from Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s 49th Parallel Collection.

Star Roses and Plants Wins Awards from the 2021 American Garden Rose Selections Testing Program

October 13, 2020 Star Roses and Plants

Star® Roses and Plants, a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, is excited to announce two of its roses won awards from the 2021 American Garden Rose Selections™ (AGRS) testing program. AGRS™ recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for different regions of the country.