On May 25, 2018, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) published in the Federal Register a notice of institution of investigation [Inv. No. 332-567], Following receipt of a request on May 18, 2018, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the ITC instituted investigation No. 332–567, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2017 Review. The purpose of the investigation is to provide advice and information relating to the possible designation of additional articles, removal of articles, waiver of competitive need limitations, redesignation of articles, and denial of a de minimis waiver.

The deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing is June 4, 2018. The deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements is June 7, 2018. The public hearing will be held on June 14, 2018. The deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements is June 21, 2018. The deadline for filing all other written submissions is June 21, 2018. Transmittal of the ITC report to the USTR is scheduled for September 7, 2018.