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Change in Status for Bangladesh

Effective September 3, 2013, GSP treatment of all goods of Bangladesh origin is suspended due to concerns about worker rights and worker safety.  As of Sept. 3, imports of GSP-eligible goods from Bangladesh will be subject to most-favored-nation duty rates. For

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GSP Expires 7/31/2013

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is set to expire on July 31, 2013.  The GSP provides duty free treatment to certain commodities from many countries – the Philippines, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and many others. At this time, there

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Argentina Loses GSP Privileges, Korean Shippers

Argentina Loses GSP Privileges On March 26, 2012, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation suspending Argentina’s eligibility for GSP privileges because Argentina has not acted in good faith in enforcing two longstanding arbitration awards. As of May 28, 2012, goods

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Food Safety, GSP, and Marine Insurance

FDA Issues First new Rules under Food Safety Modernization Act When? Both will go into effect on July 3, 2011 The first rule will enable FDA to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded

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Seals, Fees, Country of Origin, Indian Shrimp, GSP

August/September 2008 We’ve assembled some items that are of interest to importers/exporters. Mandated seals on all containers in transit to U.SContainers arriving into any U.S port will be required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard.

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