Questions and answers about GSP

  • Filing PCS for Adding GSP Indicator

    Question: A year ago (Jan 2022), I joined a company, and through ACE, I noticed that their 2021 imports from Thailand were not flagged for GSP (SPI of A). The goods do qualify as goods from Thailand, so I filed PCS for entries that have not been liquidated. The PCS was to add the SPI […]

  • GSP Thailand

    Question: I started with a new company and in looking at their import data I see that all of the Thailand imports are not flagged with the GSP letter “A” in front of the HTS. I am aware that on Dec 31, 2020 GSP expired. CBP instructions to importers was to flag the entry with the […]

  • Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB)

    Question: Has anyone seen any update on the H.R.3975 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) if there is a possibility for renewal for 2022, for the extension of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) that provides temporary duty suspensions or reductions to eligible imported products? Answer 1: Nothing will happened until after the […]

  • GSP FTA Requirements

    QUESTION: When claiming preferential Tariff for the GSP program, can the purchase order and payment for the goods be submitted to a subsidiary located in a non-beneficiary country? Products are produced and shipped directly from the beneficiary country to the USA. =========== Answers: GSP eligibility and payment for the goods are not related, you can […]


    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Does anybody know status of the  GSP renewal? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWER: I read that there is a senate bill pending to extend GSP through December 31, 2026. Bill has not passed. ================================================================ OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements Add’l Answer: There is still a long way to go before […]


    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. […]


    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. ========== Here you go….. ========== ========== Link to USTR announcement on the suspensions: ========== Hello, Please see attached. […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]