GSP

Questions and answers about GSP

  • GSP RENEWAL

    GSP RENEWAL CSMS #44639601 – GUIDANCE: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Eligibility under United States Trade Representative’s GSP 2020 Annual Review PURPOSE The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to the Trade concerning the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) annual review findings, GSP eligibility updates, and effective dates. […]

  • CAMBODIA GSP FILING REJECTION

    QUESTION: We are importing window blinds made in Cambodia.  The rate of duty in the Special column of the tariff schedule shows that it should be duty free since Cambodia is a GSP country.  However, when we filed entry, the software rejected our GSP claim. Does anyone know why?  Our buyer said he heard that […]

  • Changes on GSP for Thailand

    QUESTION: Is the list of HTS numbers or commodities that are going to be removed from GSP for Thailand available anywhere? ========== Answers: Look for Annex 2 (page 9) after clicking the link. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-10-31/pdf/2019-24008.pdf ========== Here you go….. https://www.icpainc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GSP-Thailand-Revocation-List-102919.xlsx ========== http://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/gsp/Products_to_be_restored_to_GSP_eligibility_for_Ukraine.pdf ========== Link to USTR announcement on the suspensions: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2019/october/ustr-announces-gsp-enforcement ========== Hello, Please see attached. […]

  • MYANMAR AND GSP

    QUESTION: Our company plan to import some products such as: luggage, backpacks, briefcases, sleeves from Myanmar and we would like to know if we can claim duty free under the GSP program? We reviewed the GSP notes, we cannot find this country under DBDC or LDC. We are wondering maybe we are looking at the […]

  • GSP – Myanmar

    QUESTION: My question is regarding GSP and a clarification on a statement in the GSP regulations. We are considering importing backpacks/bags from Myanmar (Burma). Burma is on the GSP beneficiary countries but Myanmar is not. My questions below: 1. As Burma no longer exists and the name of the country has become Myanmar please confirm […]

  • GSP ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIA – TERMINATION – 3/8/19

    QUESTION: Is anyone aware of the termination of India eligibility from GSP? Does it apply to all products imported from India? We are importing backpack which supposed to be duty free under the GSP. If India is terminate, which mean it will have to pay regular duty? Please help to give us some input on […]

  • GSP IMPORT SENSITIVE ARTICLES

    QUESTION: I am looking at the potential impact of GSP being rescinded for India. Not sure if my product is already ineligible due to it being an “import-sensitive article” U.S. CODE TITLE 19‐‐CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER 12‐‐TRADE ACT OF 1974 Sec 2643 (b) (1) has a list of ineligible items that are called “import-sensitive articles”. How […]

  • GSP LABOR CALCULATION

    QUESTION: I have found product can be country of origin GSP country (IE: Thailand) in fact the imported raw material is melted and diecast (one transformation). The “labor only” for the melting of raw material, diecasting, buffing shapes and applying finish coating, and then putting into packaging (packaging material is imported to GSP country) to […]

  • GSP DOCUMENTATION

    QUESTION: What documents do members require of their vendors to support GSP claims? It seems the document files are huge, particularly with over 1,200 SKUs. Should a “Form A’ still be requested, even though Customs requires much more detail? =========== Answer: We require a costed bom with country of origin showing how the item meets […]

  • GSP direct labor costs on only the GSP qualified “material” or ?

    QUESTION: I want to have someone in the membership identify if the labor mentioned here is on the material that is deemed originating in the GSP country (IE:  underwent double transformation) or if ONLY LABOR of (non-originating) imported material can indeed qualify for 35% or more applicable to GSP. Note the wording and commas can […]

  • TD 76-100 GSP

    QUESTION: Says the following: Treasury Decision (“T.D.”) 76-100, dated March 30, 1976, states that “the 35 percent criterion can be satisfied entirely by the cost or value of materials produced in the beneficiary developing country, the direct costs of processing operations, or any combination of the two.” If only the direct costs of processing operations […]

  • Labor only making GSP eligible

    QUESTION: Anyone have CROSS or CIT rulings /cases where “labor only” purely qualified a product for GSP treatment?  I see mostly explanations of some imported material undergoing double substantial transformation and the adding that to the equation.  I cannot find “clear” zero material + qualifying GSP labor; IE:    0 material + 35% labor =  GSP […]