GSP Country Reviews of India, Indonesia, and Thailand Continue
The Trump administration has continued its reviews of Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) benefits for India, Indonesia, and Thailand into this year. Rumors are that the reviews for each country will conclude before the end of first quarter 2019. The rumor is that U.S. government negotiations with India and Thailand have not made much progress, meaning that the Trump administration could decide to remove some or all GSP benefits from the countries. TGA has heard that negotiations have gone better with Indonesia, but that the country is not out of the woods yet. TGA will continue to make the case that U.S. imports of travel goods from all three countries – India, Indonesia, and Thailand – should continue to be duty-free under the GSP program. If the Trump administration chooses to remove GSP benefits for only certain products from India and Thailand, TGA will work to make sure travel goods are not on that list. TGA will keep members apprised of the status of the reviews.