On November 9, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the results of the 2020 Annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Review with respect to: products considered for the addition to, and removal from, the list of eligible products for certain beneficiary countries; and decisions related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for waivers of CNLs.
- As described in List I, the President granted the petitions to add fresh-cut roses (HTS 0603.11.00) to the list of GSP eligible products for all Beneficiary Developing Countries (BDCs). Therefore, qualifying products now enter the United States duty-free.
- As described in List II, the President granted the petition to remove rice, semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not polished or glazed, parboiled (HTS 1006.30.10) from GSP eligibility for all BDCs. Therefore, this product now is subject to the US normal trade relations (NTR) duty rate.
- As described in List III, the President granted one-year de minimis waivers to 24 products that exceeded the 50 percent import-share CNL but for which the aggregate value of all US imports of that article was below the 2019 de minimis level of $24.5 million. Qualifying products will continue to enter the United States duty-free.
- As described in List IV, six products exceeded the CNLs. For more information regarding petitions concerning CNLs, see 85 FR 27261. These products now enter the United States at the NTR duty rate. The results of the review are available at the USTR website here.