USTR Requests Comments on Annual GSP Product Review

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will be accepting petitions regarding the 2019 GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) Annual Product Review until June 26, 2019.

June 26, 2019 at midnight EDT is also the deadline for submission of comments, pre-hearing briefs, and requests to appear at the GSP Subcommittee Public Hearing on the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review.

On July 2, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, the GSP subcommittee will hold a public hearing on all petitioned product additions, product removals, and competitive needs limitation waiver petitions that it accepted for the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review. The hearing will be held in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20508.

August 15, 2019 is the deadline for submitting any comments or briefs following the July 2 hearing. On September 7, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is expected to deliver a report to USTR providing advice concerning probably economic impacts of adding products to GSP eligibility, of removing products from eligibility, and of granting CNL waiver petitions during the GSP Annual Product Review.

Comments can be posted on the USITC report at using Docket Number USTR-2019-0001. Electronic comments are preferred. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475. Additional information can be obtained by contacting: Erland Herfindahl, Deputy Assistant USTR for GSP, 1724 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395-2974 and the email address is

Suzanne DeCuir, Global Trade Expertise