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ITC Issues Report on Possible GSP Additions, Removals, CNL Waivers

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has released a public version of its confidential report on the likely economic impact of certain possible modifications to the Generalized System of Preferences. A list of the products under review is below and a copy of the ITC report is available here. The advice provided by the ITC to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has been redacted from the report and remains confidential.

Additions

(from all beneficiary developing countries)

- HTSUS 1104.19.90 (rolled or flaked grains of cereals, other than of barley or oats)

- HTSUS 2008.20.00 (pineapples, otherwise prepared or preserved)

- HTSUS 2915.90.18 (saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids)

- HTSUS 3809.93.50 (finishing agents, dye carriers, and other preparations used in leather and like industries, < 5% by weight aromatic (mod.) substance(s))

- HTSUS 3912.20.00 (cellulose nitrates (including collodions) in primary forms)

Removal

- HTSUS 2922.49.4020 (glycine – part of 2922.49.40, “amino acids”) from all BDCs

Competitive need limitation waivers

(a CNL waiver would retain GSP eligibility for these goods)

- HTSUS 4409.10.05 (coniferous wood continuously shaped along any of its ends, whether or not also continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces) from Brazil

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