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GSP Country Practice Petitions Remain Under Review

Monday, December 12, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is continuing to review petitions submitted as part of past Generalized System of Preferences annual reviews to modify the GSP status of certain beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. These petitions relate to concerns about internationally recognized worker rights and/or child labor in Bangladesh, Niger, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. USTR has set forth the following schedule for comments and a public hearing in these ongoing reviews.

• Jan. 10, 2012: Due date for submission of pre-hearing briefs and requests to appear at the GSP Subcommittee public hearing

• Jan. 24, 2012: Public hearing in Washington, D.C.

• Feb. 14, 2012: Due date for submission of post-hearing briefs and comments from the public

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