The 2006 Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs) show, for each article, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) eight-digit subheading, the GSP Beneficiary Developing Country (BDC) of origin, the value of U.S. imports from the BDC for full-year 2006, and the BDC’s percentage of total U.S. imports. Annotations regarding de minimis waivers and eligibility exclusions are footnoted. For further information, please see the Federal Register notice of February 27, 2007, (GSP: Full-Year 2006 Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs)
List of 2006 Import Statistics Relating to Competitive Need Limitations
These lists are for informational purposes only and may not include all articles to which the GSP CNLs may apply. Each interested party is advised to conduct its own review of 2006 import data with respect to the possible application of the GSP CNL provisions.
• List I shows: a) articles from BDCs that were excluded from GSP treatment on or before July 1, 2006; and b) GSP-eligible articles from BDCs that exceeded the 2006-level CNLs by U.S. imports being in excess of $125 million, or by an amount greater than 50% of the total U.S. import value in 2006.
• List II identifies GSP-eligible articles from BDCs that are above the 50 percent CNL, but that are eligible for a de minimis waiver of the 2006 50-percent CNL (2006 trade below $18 million).
• List III shows GSP-eligible articles from certain BDCs that are currently not receiving GSP duty-free treatment, but that may be considered for GSP redesignation based on 2006 trade data and consideration of certain statutory factors, as set forth in the Federal Register notice.
• List IV shows articles subject to the new CNL waiver thresholds of section 503(d)(4)(B)(ii) of the 1974 Act, as amended by Public Law 109-432.
Comments from the public must be submitted, per the Requirements for Submission in the Federal Register notice, to the Chairman of the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2007, for comments regarding de minimis waivers or redesignations (to FR0441@USTR.EOP.GOV); and no later than 5 p.m., March 23, 2007, for comments on the potential revocation of CNL waivers that meet the new statutory thresholds (to FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV).
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