USTR launches GSP eligibility review of India

3,500 Indian products get duty-free access to US market under GSP

by Nidhi Bhati

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced to review the eligibility of India in the generalized system of preferences (GSP) based on concerns about its compliance with the program, as per a report in Economic Times. It has also accepted petitions filed by the US dairy industry and the US medical device industry requesting a review of India’s GSP benefits, given Indian trade barriers affecting the US exports in those sectors. GSP is a preferential treatment that US government gives to its exporters from developing and developed countries. The benefits under the GSP includes duty free entry of certain goods like chemicals, gems, textiles among others to the US market. In 2017, India was the biggest beneficiary of the GSP with a subsidies worth USD 5.6 billion with 3,500 products getting duty-free access to the US market.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/us-to-review-3500-indian-exports-getting-duty-free-access/articleshow/63746909.cms
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