Congress Passes Final Legislation to Renew GSP

GSP renewal legislation has finally passed in both the House and the Senate. The legislation will now go to the President for his signature.

The proposed legislation will reinstate the General System of Preference (GSP), retroactively applying benefits to eligible commodities; the program would be effective until December 31, 2017.

The Coalition for GSP released the following statement after House passage:

“Final congressional passage of H.R. 1295 makes today a great day for American companies and workers that depend on the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program,” said Daniel Anthony, Executive Director of the Coalition for GSP. “After two years of uncertainty and about $1.3 billion in taxes paid, companies once again can focus on growing their businesses knowing that duty-free treatment will resume shortly and taxes paid on GSP-eligible products will be refunded.”

Shapiro will monitor the situation and keep you posted as more developments occur.