Nashua’s Gibson Bagpipes allowed to export product internationally

Adam Urquhart Governor Chris Sununu wrote a letter to Secretary Perdue and Secretary Zinke on behalf of Gibson Bagpipes LLC in Nashua, New Hampshire. They’re located at 29 Mason St. and have been struggling with a permitting issue for months.

NASHUA – On Monday, Gibson Bagpipes LLC in Nashua received their CITES permits, allowing them to once again internationally export their product.

After almost a year-long process, they finally received the permits in the mail, but are unsure whether international orders will make it to their destinations in time for the holidays.

“We’re obviously happy to have the permits, but we’re not sure customers overseas will get things in time for the holidays. Right now, we’re letting our distributors know we can ship,” Operations Manager Richard Spaulding said.

He added that about this time last year, they started the applications for their permits.

In a press release, Gov. Chris Sununu said, “We will not let government bureaucracy stand in the way of helping small businesses. Working with the Administration, I am proud to say that Gibson Bagpipes received their long-awaited permit yesterday morning. These much-needed permits will allow Gibson Bagpipes to export their first-class product to countries across the world – and serves as another example of a New Hampshire small-business with a global impact.”

Now that the process has come to an end, with permits in hand, they can move forward and export their bagpipes.

In reference to receiving the permits Spaulding said, “It allows us to compete in the global market again.”

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashua