U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advised that GSP refunds have been processed for entries that were flagged electronically on the entry summary. They will begin sending out the refunds now until 08/01/2018. On the latest CBP ACE bi-weekly trade call last week, it was mentioned that if refund payments are not received by 8/1/18, local CBP port should be contacted.
Please read below for the Phased GSP Refund Processing:
CBP will be processing GSP claims in three phases, as follows:
The Trade Transformation Office (TTO) will batch process all GSP entry summaries submitted during the lapse period with the SPI “A”. Barring unforeseen matters, importers should receive all such refunds by mid-July 2018.
CBP HQ will distribute spreadsheets to Field personnel for the manual processing of those entry summaries that could not be batch processed (AD/CVD, Section 232, other). These spreadsheets will cover importations with the following characteristics:
If AD/CVD and GSP are on the same line, then no GSP refund will be issued until the AD/CVD liquidation order has been issued.
If AD/CVD and GSP are on different entry lines, then the GSP administrative refund should be processed manually by the field.
If Section 232 duties and GSP are on the same entry line, then no GSP refund will be issued, issued since 19 USC 2463(b)(2) precludes GSP program benefits accruing to Section 232 goods (see below for more information).
If Section 232 and GSP are on different entry lines, then the GSP administrative refund should be processed manually.
Importer-initiated claims for which the SPI “A” was not flagged at entry summary, but requested in accordance with the following post-summary correction claim instructions, will be processed by Field personnel after the completion of Phase 1
To Read the full information on GSP refund processing:
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