On October 31, 2018, the Federal Register published Presidential Proclamation 9813 – To Modify the List of Products Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Under The Generalized System of Preferences. The proclamation provides that:
(1) In order to provide that several countries should no longer be treated as beneficiary developing countries with respect to one or more eligible articles for purposes of the GSP, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for the corresponding HTS subheadings and general note 4(d) to the HTS are modified as set forth in sections A, B, C, and D of Annex I to the proclamation.
(2) In order to redesignate a certain article as an eligible article for purposes of the GSP, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for the corresponding HTS subheadings and general note 4(d) to the HTS are modified as set forth in sections E and F of Annex I to the proclamation.
(3) A waiver of the application of section 503(c)(2) of the 1974 Act shall apply to the eligible articles in the HTS subheadings exported by the beneficiary developing countries as set forth in Annex II to the proclamation.
The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annexes I and II of Proclamation 9813 shall be effective with respect to articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on November 1, 2018