U.S. Removes India from Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program

Following a previous review of India and Turkey’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) designations, the U.S. announced the formal removal of India from its GSP program effective June 5, 2019. This action eliminates preferential tariff access to the U.S. market for India under the program. This announcement follows the prior removal of Turkey from the program.

Applicable imports from India will now also be subject to any existing Section 201 safeguards imposed on specific imports in January 2018.

India realized significant benefit from the program, with almost $5.7 billion dollars of GSP-eligible product entering the U.S. in 2017. Primary imports from India include garments, textiles and footwear.

The U.S. Administration cited unequal treatment of U.S. imports by India in taking this action.
Please contact your local Delmar Representative or email our U.S. Customs Advisory Services Group for additional information and assistance.

Additional Information:
U.S. Presidential Proclamation

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