Congress recently renewed the GSP program through December 31, 2020, yet benefits for specific countries and products may be at risk as part of Administrative reviews.
Most notably, the Trump administration has announced self-initiated reviews that could result in loss of GSP benefits for all imports from India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan. There is also a petition to suspend GSP benefits for Thailand. Starting in fall 2018, the Trump administration will assess whether to self-initiate reviews for countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Western Hemisphere.
Importers must continually make the case that GSP benefits matter to American companies and workers. There are multiple ways companies and associations with a stake in GSP can support continued duty-free benefits:
Join the Coalition for GSP. Coalition members receive information about the GSP program unavailable from any other source while providing vital financial support for advocacy efforts in support of continued GSP benefits. Learn more about Coalition membership and how to join here.
Join the free GSP Supporter List. Supporter list organizations receive periodic updates about ways to support GSP benefits while providing invaluable information for the GSP Coalition to use as it works to educate policymakers about positive, local U.S. impacts of GSP. Add your organization to the free GSP Supporter List here.
Share Graphics Highlighting GSP Benefits. The Coalition for GSP regularly produces new infographics on GSP benefits for states, countries, and products. Find and share relevant infographics via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn here.
For more information about engaging in GSP renewal activities, please call the Coalition for GSP at 202-347-1041.