GSP Duty Free Treatment Modified on Certain Items
On October 30, 2018, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 9813. The proclamation will implement changes to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). The modifications will go into effect with respect to articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 am eastern time on November 1, 2018, and will remove GSP eligibility of certain goods and make changes to Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classifications.
Some of the Proclamation text reads as following:
“Pursuant to section 503(3)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, the President of the United States may withdraw, suspend or limit application of the duty-free treatment that is accorded to specified articles under the Generalized System of Preferences when imported from designated beneficiary developing countries.”
“In order to provide that several countries should no longer be treated as beneficiary developing countries with respect to one or more eligible articles for purposes of the GSP, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for the corresponding HTS subheadings and general note 4(d) to the HTS are modified as set forth in sections A, B, C, and D of Annex I to this proclamation.”
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