GSP benefits resumed a week and a half ago and importers must no longer pay tariffs on GSP-eligible goods. Yet it may be a while before tariffs are fully refunded.
The map below shows the overall value of GSP imports (in blue) and tax costs due to expiration (in red) by state during the first two months of 2018. These figures reflect imports that claimed GSP (as advised by CBP) and should be eligible for automatic refunds.
While GSP has been renewed through 2020, we encourage GSP program users to sign up for the free GSP Supporter List to receive periodic updates on such issues such as refunds and the Annual Review process.