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GSP Changes from 1/1/2017

Friday 21st October 2016

There are some changes that will apply to particular countries under the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) from the 1st January 2017.

The following countries will lose the GSP benefit from 1/1/2017 to 1/1/2019 for particular products;

  • India (Mineral Products, Inorganic/Organic Chemicals, Textiles, Iron/Steel and articles of Iron/Steel, Other Base Metals and articles of Other Base Metals, Motor vehicles, bicycles, aircraft and spacecraft, ships and boats)
  • Indonesia (Live animals and animal products excluding fish, Animal or vegetable oils, fats and waxes)
  • Kenya (Live plants and floricultural products)
  • Ukraine (Railway and tramway vehicles and products, Animal or vegetable oils, fats and waxes)

EU Regulation Link

The following countries will lose benefit because they are deemed to be "upper-middle income" countries;

  • Iraq
  • Marshall Islands
  • Tonga
  • Fiji

The following countries will lose their GSP status because of Free Trade type arrangements they now or will enjoy;

  • Cameroon
  • Georgia

EU GSP Web Page Link