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Generalized System of Preferences
The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world, provides preferential duty-free entry for about 4,900 products from 132 designated beneficiary countries and territories. The GSP program was instituted on Jan. 1, 1976, and authorized under the Trade Act of 1974 for a 10-year period. The GSP Program is currently authorized through December 31, 2009.

The following Guidebook and other information sources are provided to encourage the use of GSP duty-free treatment for fostering economic growth through the expansion of trade between the United States and the developing GSP beneficiaries.

GSP Program Summary (available in multiple languages)
General GSP Program Information
GSP in Use – Country Specific Information
GSP: 2008 Annual Review
GSP Federal Register Notices
GSP: Review to Consider Designation of Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a Beneficiary Developing Country Under the GSP
Current Waivers to GSP Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs)
Prior Annual Reviews and GSP Overall Review
Contact Information for GSP

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