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GSP Additions, Removals, CNL Waivers Under Review by ITC

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the likely economic impact of the following possible modifications to the Generalized System of Preferences.


(from all beneficiary developing countries)

- HTSUS 0808.30.40, fresh pears

- HTSUS 0814.00.80, citrus fruit peel

- HTSUS 1207.29.00, cotton seeds other than for sowing

- HTSUS 1512.11.00, sunflower seed or safflower oil

- HTSUS 2008.99.05, apples

- HTSUS 2918.99.05, p-anisic acid; clofibrate and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid

- HTSUS 2918.99.43, aromatic carboxylic acids

- HTSUS 2918.99.47, other aromatic carboxylic acids

- HTSUS 4010.33.30, rubber transmission v-belts


- HTSUS 2009.89.6011 and 2009.89.6019, cherry juice, from Turkey

- HTSUS 3920.51.50, nonadhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, and strip of polymethyl methacrylate, from Indonesia and Thailand

De minimis waiver denial

(would remove product from GSP eligibility)

- HTSUS 3802.90.10, bone black, from Brazil


Competitive need limitation waivers

(would retain GSP eligibility for these goods)

- HTSUS 0410.00.00, edible products of animal origin, from Indonesia

- HTSUS 2836.91.00, lithium carbonates, from Argentina

- HTSUS 3301.13.00, essential oils of lemon, from Argentina

- HTSUS 6802.99.00, monumental or building stone, from Brazil

- HTSUS 7202.50.00, ferrosilicon chromium, from Kazakhstan


(would reinstate GSP eligibility for these goods)

- HTSUS 2007.99.48, apple, quince, and pear pastes and purees, from Argentina

- HTSUS 2306.30.00, oilcake and other solid residues, from Argentina

- HTSUS 2841.90.20, ammonium perrhenate, from Kazakhstan

- HTSUS 2909.50.40, odoriferous or flavoring compounds of ether-phenols, from Indonesia

- HTSUS 4107.11.80, full grain unsplit whole bovine and equine leather, from Argentina

- HTSUS 4412.31.41, plywood sheets, from Indonesia

- HTSUS 6802.93.00, monumental or building stone, from India

- HTSUS 7202.93.80, ferroniobium, from Brazil

The ITC will hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation June 14. Requests to appear at this hearing are due by June 4, pre-hearing briefs and statements are due by June 7, and post-hearing briefs and statements are due by June 21. The ITC intends to submit its confidential report to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by Sept. 7.

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