U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided guidance on modifications from the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) annual review of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which the President announced in an Executive Order.
Duty free treatments to certain products of Thailand was suspended, effective for goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse as of December 30, 2020. See Annex I, General Note 4(d) for the affected list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers. These suspensions are the result of Thailand not providing equitable and reasonable access to its markets.
Effective November 1, 2020, the following modifications were made:
- Added GSP benefits forfresh-cut roses of HTS 0603.11.00 for all GSP countries.
- Removed GSP benefits for parboiled rice of HTS 1006.30.10 for all GSP countries.
- Removed GSP benefits due to Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs):
- Argentina: HTS 2909.19.14
- Brazil: HTS 3805.10.00, 8502.12.00
- Ecuador: HTS 0714.40.10, 4412.34.32
- Indonesia: HTS 7113.19.29
- Continued GSP benefits for Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Indonesia, based on improvements in protection of worker’s rights and market access.
- WaivedCNL for:
- Argentina: HTS 4104.41.40, 4107.19.80
- Brazil: HTS 0802.61.00, 1601.00.40, 1701.91.42, 1703.10.30, 2305.00.00, 4206.00.13, 4302.19.60, 4412.94.80, 2849.10.00, 2912.19.40
- Ecuador: HTS 0406.10.04, 1604.13.90, 2008.91.00
- Indonesia: HTS 0908.22.20, 4601.22.40, 4601.94.05
- Kazakhstan: HTS 2819.10.00
- Pakistan: HTS 2106.90.03, 4106.22.00
- Sri Lanka: HTS 9603.10.90
- Thailand: HTS 0603.13.00. 4302.19.45
The country name for ‘Macedonia’ was corrected to ‘North Macedonia’.
Note that GSP is set to expire on January 1, 2021, unless extended.
Questions regarding modifications to GSP may be directed to your Livingston account manager.