CBP Issues Guidance for GSP Changes

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 11/3/20 5:00 PM

On October 30, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #44639601, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the recent changes made to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) announced in Presidential Proclamation to Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes.

The changes include:

  • The revocation of GSP benefits for certain products of Thailand;
  • The removal of GSP eligibility for parboiled rice; and
  • The addition of fresh-cut roses to GSP eligibility.

The proclamation also states that Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Indonesia will continue to receive preferential treatment under GSP.

The complete list of changes, as well as the differing effective dates, can be found in the proclamation here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-modify-duty-free-treatment-generalized-system-preferences-purposes/

CSMS #44639601 can be found here:

https://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSCBP-2a92571?wgt_ref=USDHSCBP_WIDGET_2?utm_source=search.usa.gov&utm_medium=search.usa.gov&utm_term=undefined&utm_content=undefined&utm_campaign=(not%20set)&gclid=undefined&dclid=undefined&GAID=887834411.1568653816

Topics: CBP, GSP, Indonesia, Thailand, Georgia, Uzbekistan

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