GSP benefits back in effect

Written on April 22, 2018 in USA

As of today, GSP is back in effect and importers no longer must pay tariffs on new import shipments claiming GSP. CBP will begin the process for issuing automatic refunds to products that claimed GSP during the lapse. CBP published a formal Federal Register notice Friday with details. Information on requesting refunds for products that...

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CBP provides details on GSP reinstatement, refunds

Written on April 5, 2018 in USA

CBP recently updated its GSP page to reflect renewal in the last month’s omnibus spending bill. According to CBP, GSP duty-free benefits will officially “restart” on April 22. Products that claimed GSP during the lapse will be eligible for automatic refunds. CBP will begin that process shortly after April 22. Duties will be refund...

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GSP officially renewed through December 31, 2020

Written on March 23, 2018 in USA

This afternoon, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill that includes the GSP renewal language passed by the House in February. The bill: renews GSP through December 31, 2020; refunds tariffs paid from January 1 through the reinstatement date; changes the annual review announcement date from July 1 to November 1; updates some dates related...

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GSP renewal language included in omnibus spending bill

Written on March 22, 2018 in Illinois

Last night, an “omnibus” spending bill was introduced that includes the GSP renewal language passed by the House in February. If Congress passes the bill tomorrow – the goal since government funding runs out at 12:01AM Saturday – GSP benefits would go back into effect on April 22. The bill would extend GSP through December.....

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