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Important Reminder: GSP Expiration December 31, 2017

Background: The GSP (Generalized System of Preference) provides duty-free treatment for over 3,500 products from a wide range of BCD’s (Beneficiary Developing Country’s) and an additional 1,500 products from LDBDC’s (Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country’s).  The GSP program promotes economic

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Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Free Trade Program Expires December 31,2017

The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a renewable preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to enter the United States free of duty. The GSP program was expired on July 31, 2013 but

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Seafood: COOL! (Country of Origin Labeling)

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets and club warehouse stores, to notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products covered by the law

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Import Alert on Shrimps and Prawns From Malaysia has been issued by FDA

FDA announced an import alert for shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia, which allows FDA to detain such imports without physical examination. This alert covers all forms of shrimp and prawns: raw frozen, cooked, breaded, cakes, balls, etc. Malaysia’s states

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Newsflash: African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) Suspension of Duty Free Treatment and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) Update

In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news regarding Trade Agreements that affect the importation of your product, here are a few articles we thought you might be interested in: African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA)

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What is Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement? Why do you need to know about it?

Some of you might have heard about Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),  the TPP is a trade agreement between several Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy. Among other things, the TPP will seek to lower trade barriers

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An Update on the Renewal of the Generalized System of Preference (GSP) and The Refund Process

On June 29, 2015, the President signed the bill that reauthorizes GSP through December 31, 2017 and makes GSP retroactive to July 31, 2013.  As provided in the Act, duty-free treatment of GSP-eligible imports will become effective 30 days after

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GSP To Be Renewed Retroactively and Other Major Trade Legislation To Be Reinstated

H.R. 1295 – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the “Act”) has been approved by Congress on June 25,2015 and was signed by the President on June 29,2015. The Act will renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) preferential

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