On July 10, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [USTR–2017–0009] announcing the results of the 2016/2017 Annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Review with respect to: Products considered for addition to the list of eligible products for GSP; products considered for removal from the list of eligible products for certain beneficiary countries; decisions related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for waivers of CNLs and requests for re-designations of products previously excluded from GSP eligibility for certain countries. USTR also is announcing the initiation of a country practice review regarding child labor in the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Bolivia) including the schedule for public comments and a public hearing.

The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing on the GSP country practice review of Bolivia in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW., Washington DC 20508, beginning at 10:00 a.m. September 26, 2017.

The deadline for submission of comments, pre-hearing briefs and requests to appear at the September 26, 2017, public hearing is September 5, 2017 at midnight EST. The deadline for submission of post-hearing briefs is October 17, 2017 at midnight EST.