U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Federal Register Notice on April 20 regarding the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a preferential trade program that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to enter the United States free of duty.

The renewal takes effect on April 22. The new expiration date for GSP is December 31, 2020.

The notice states, “As of April 22, 2018, the filing of GSP-eligible entry summaries may be resumed without the payment of estimated duties, and CBP will initiate the automatic liquidation or reliquidation of formal and informal entries of GSP-eligible merchandise that was entered on or after January 1, 2018, through April 21, 2018, and filed via ABI with SPI Code “A” notated on the entry.

Requests for refunds of GSP duties paid on eligible non-ABI entries, or eligible ABI entries filed without SPI Code “A,” must be filed with CBP no later than September 19, 2018.”