On April 20, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in a Federal Register notice (FRN), refund procedures for entries subject to the renewed Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.
The refund process applies to GSP-eligible merchandise that was entered on or after January 1, 2018, through April 21, 2018. The FRN summarized the process as, “Formal and informal entries that were filed electronically via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) using Special Program Indicator (SPI) Code “A” as a prefix to the tariff number will be automatically processed by CBP and no further action by the filer is required to initiate the refund process. Non-ABI filers, and ABI filers that did not include SPI Code “A” on the entry, must timely submit a duty refund request to CBP. CBP will continue conducting verifications to ensure that GSP benefits are available to eligible entries only.”
GSP will resume on April 22, 2018 and has been renewed through December 31, 2020.
The FRN may be found here: