U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released for publication in the Federal Register a general notice informing importers that:
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to enter the United States free of duty. The GSP program expired December 31, 2017, but was renewed through December 31, 2020. The GSP renewal has an effective date of April 22, 2018, and applies with retroactive effect between January 1, 2018, through April 21, 2018, by a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
Today’s CBP notice [PDF 214 KB] states that as of April 22, 2018, the filing of GSP-eligible entry summaries may be resumed without the payment of estimated duties, and CBP will initiate the automatic liquidation or reliquidation of formal and informal entries of GSP-eligible merchandise that was entered on or after January 1, 2018, through April 21, 2018, and filed via ABI with SPI Code “A” notated on the entry. Requests for refunds of GSP duties paid on eligible non-ABI entries, or eligible ABI entries filed without SPI Code “A,” must be filed with CBP no later than September 19, 2018.
For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:
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