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Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2009 Review of Additions and Removals

Investigation No. 332-507
USITC Publication 4126

Summary

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has released a public version of its report concerning possible modifications to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2009 Review of Additions and Removals, was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative. The USITC’s confidential report was submitted to the USTR on January 21, 2010.

As requested, the USITC provided advice on the likely impact on competing U.S. industries, U.S. imports, and U.S. consumers of the addition of five HTS subheadings to the list of articles eligible for the GSP and the removal of two HTS subheadings from duty-free status for exports from India.

The HTS subheadings being considered for addition are:

  • 0710.22.40 (beans, nesi, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, reduced in size);

  • 0710.90.91 (mixtures of vegetables, nesi, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water);

  • 2905.17.00 (dodecan-l-ol (lauryl alcohol), hexadecan-l-ol (cetyl alcohol), and octadecan-l-ol (stearyl alcohol));

  • 3823.70.40 (industrial fatty alcohols, other than oleyl, derived from fatty substances of animal or vegetable origin); and

  • 7614.10.10 (aluminum stranded wire, cables and the like w/steel core, not electrically insulated, not fitted with fittings and not made up into articles).

The HTS subheadings being considered for removal are:

  • 7113.19.14 (gold mixed link necklaces and neck chains) from India, and

  • 7113.19.21 (gold rope necklaces and neck chains) also from India.

The USITC's report is now available at: http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4126.pdf.