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4. Products of Countries Designated Beneficiary Developing Countries for Purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

(a) The following countries, territories and associations of countries eligible for treatment as one country (pursuant to section 507(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2467(2)) are designated beneficiary developing countries for the purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences, provided for in Title V of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.):

Independent Countries

Afghanistan Gabon Nigeria Albania Gambia, The Pakistan Algeria Georgia Papua New Guinea Angola Ghana Paraguay Argentina Grenada Philippines Armenia Guinea Republic of Yemen Azerbaijan Guinea-Bissau Rwanda Belize Guyana Saint Lucia Benin Haiti Saint Vincent and the Bhutan India Grenadines Bolivia Indonesia Samoa Bosnia and Iraq Sao Tomé and Hercegovina Jamaica Principe Botswana Jordan Senegal Brazil Kazakhstan Serbia Burkina Faso Kenya Sierra Leone Burma Kiribati Solomon Islands Burundi Kosovo Somalia Côte d'Ivoire Kyrgyzstan South Africa Cambodia Lebanon South Sudan Cameroon Lesotho Sri Lanka Cape Verde Liberia Suriname Central African Macedonia Tanzania Republic Madagascar Thailand Chad Malawi Timor-Leste Comoros Maldives Togo Congo (Brazzaville) Mali Tonga Congo (Kinshasa) Mauritania Tunisia Djibouti Mauritius Turkey Dominica Moldova Tuvalu Ecuador Mongolia Uganda Egypt Montenegro Ukraine Eritrea Mozambique Uzbekistan Eswatini Namibia Vanuatu Ethiopia Nepal Zambia Fiji Niger Zimbabwe
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           Non-Independent Countries and Territories

Anguilla Falkland Islands (Islas Saint Helena British Indian Ocean Malvinas) Tokelau Territory Heard Island and Virgin Islands, British Christmas Island McDonald Islands Wallis and Futuna (Australia) Montserrat West Bank and Gaza Cocos (Keeling) Niue Strip Islands Norfolk Island Western Sahara Cook Islands Pitcairn Islands

Associations of Countries (treated as one country)

Member Countries of the Member Countries of the West Member Countries of the Cartagena Agreement African Economic and Association of South East (Andean Group) Monetary Union (WAEMU) Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Consisting of: Consisting of: Currently qualifying:

Bolivia Benin Burma Ecuador Burkina Faso Cambodia Côte d'Ivoire Indonesia Guinea-Bissau Philippines Mali Thailand Niger Senegal Togo

Member Countries of the Member Countries of the South Member Countries of the Southern Africa Development Asian Association for Caribbean Common Market Community (SADC) Regional Cooperation (CARICOM) (SAARC) Currently qualifying: Currently qualifying: Currently qualifying: Botswana Belize Mauritius Afghanistan Dominica Tanzania Bhutan Grenada India Guyana Maldives Jamaica Nepal Montserrat Pakistan Saint Lucia Sri Lanka Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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(b) (i) The following beneficiary countries are designated as least-developed beneficiary developing countries pursuant to section     502(a)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended:

Afghanistan Congo Mali Somalia Angola (Kinshasa) Mauritania South Sudan Benin Djibouti Mozambique Tanzania Bhutan Ethiopia Nepal The Solomon Burkina Faso Gambia, The Niger Islands Burma Guinea Republic of Timor-Leste Burundi Guinea-Bissau Yemen Togo Cambodia Haiti Rwanda Tuvalu Central African Kiribati Samoa Uganda Republic Lesotho Sao Tomé and Vanuatu Chad Liberia Principe Zambia Comoros Madagascar Senegal Malawi Sierra Leone Whenever an eligible article which is the growth, product or manufacture of one of the countries designated as a least-developed beneficiary developing country is imported into the customs territory of the United States directly from such country, such article shall be entitled to receive the duty-free treatment provided for in subdivision (c) of this note without regard to the limitations on preferential treatment of eligible articles in section 503(c)(2)(A) of the Trade Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(A)).

(ii) Articles provided for in a provision for which a rate of duty "Free" appears in the "Special" subcolumn followed by the symbol "A+" in parentheses are those designated by the President to be eligible articles for purposes of the GSP pursuant to section 503(a)(1)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The symbol "A+" indicates that all least-developed beneficiary countries are eligible for preferential treatment with respect to all articles provided for in the designated provisions. Whenever an eligible article which is the growth, product, or manufacture of a designated least-developed developing country listed in subdivision (b)(i) of this note is imported into the customs territory of the United States directly from such country, such article shall be eligible for duty-free treatment as set forth in the "Special" subcolumn; provided that, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Treasury the sum of (1) the cost or value of the materials produced in the least-developed beneficiary developing country or 2 or more countries which are members of the same association of countries which is treated as one country under section 507(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, plus (2) the direct costs of processing operations performed in such least-developed beneficiary developing country or such members countries, is not less than 35 percent of the appraised value of such article at the time of its entry into the customs territory of the United States. No article or material of a least-developed beneficiary developing country shall be eligible for such treatment by virtue of having merely undergone simple combining or packing operations, or mere dilution with water or mere dilution with another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the article.

(c) Articles provided for in a provision for which a rate of duty of "Free" appears in the "Special" subcolumn followed by the symbols "A" or "A*" in parentheses are those designated by the President to be eligible articles for purposes of the GSP pursuant to section 503 of the Trade Act of 1974. The following articles may not be designated as an eligible article for purposes of the GSP:

(i) textile and apparel articles which were not eligible articles for purposes of this note on January 1, 1994;

(ii) watches, except as determined by the President pursuant to section 503(c)(1)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended;

(iii) import-sensitive electronic articles;

(iv) import-sensitive steel articles;

(v) footwear, handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves and leather wearing apparel, the foregoing which were not eligible articles for purposes of the GSP on April 1, 1984;

(vi) import-sensitive semimanufactured and manufactured glass products;

(vii) any agricultural product of chapters 2 through 52, inclusive, that is subject to a tariff-rate quota, if entered in a quantity in excess of the in-quota quantity for such product; and

(viii) any other articles which the President determines to be import-sensitive in the context of the GSP.
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   The symbol "A" indicates that all beneficiary developing countries are eligible for preferential treatment with respect to all articles provided for in the designated provision. The symbol "A*" indicates that certain beneficiary developing countries, specifically enumerated in subdivision (d) of this note, are not eligible for such preferential treatment with regard to any article provided for in the designated provision. Whenever an eligible article which is the growth, product, or manufacture of a designated beneficiary developing country listed in subdivision (a) of this note is imported into the customs territory of the United States directly from such country or territory, such article shall be eligible for duty-free treatment as set forth in the "Special" subcolumn, unless excluded from such treatment by subdivision (d) of this note; provided that, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Treasury the sum of (1) the cost or value of the materials produced in the beneficiary developing country or any 2 or more countries which are members of the same association of countries which is treated as one country under section 507(2) of the    Trade Act of 1974, plus (2) the direct costs of processing operations performed in such beneficiary developing country or such member countries is not less than 35 percent of the appraised value of such article at the time of its entry into the customs territory of the United States. No article or material of a beneficiary developing country shall be eligible for such treatment by virtue of having merely undergone simple combining or packing operations, or mere dilution with water or mere dilution with another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the article. 
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(d) Articles provided for in a provision for which a rate of duty of "Free" appears in the "Special" subcolumn of rate of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "A*" in parentheses, if imported from a beneficiary developing country set out opposite the provisions enumerated below, are not eligible for the duty-free treatment provided in subdivision (c) of this note:

0202.30.10 Argentina 0910.91.00 Ukraine 1704.90.35 Ukraine 0302.45.11 Ecuador 0910.99.40 Turkey 1806.10.65 Brazil 0302.46.11 Ecuador 0910.99.60 Ukraine 1806.20.22 Turkey 0302.54.11 Ecuador 1005.90.40 Brazil 1806.32.90 Ukraine 0302.55.11 Ecuador 1007.10.00 Argentina 1806.90.01 Ecuador 0302.56.11 Ecuador 1007.90.00 Argentina 1806.90.90 Ukraine 0302.59.11 Ecuador 1102.90.30 Thailand 1901.20.05 Turkey 0302.71.11 Ecuador 1103.19.14 India 1901.20.45 Argentina 0302.72.11 Ecuador 1104.12.00 Ukraine 1904.10.00 Ukraine 0302.73.11 Ecuador 1104.29.90 Ukraine 1905.90.90 Ukraine 0302.79.11 Ecuador 1106.30.20 Ecuador 2001.10.00 Ukraine 0302.84.11 Ecuador 1202.30.40 Argentina 2001.90.38 Ukraine 0302.85.11 Ecuador 1202.41.40 Ecuador 2001.90.45 India 0302.89.11 Ecuador 1202.42.40 Argentina 2005.20.00 Ukraine 0304.91.90 Ecuador 1301.90.40 India 2005.80.00 Thailand 0304.92.90 Falkland 1602.50.05 Brazil 2005.99.97 Ukraine Islands 1602.50.08 Argentina; 2006.00.70 Thailand (Islas Brazil 2007.99.05 Ukraine Malvinas) 1602.50.21 Brazil 2007.99.10 Ukraine 0304.93.90 Suriname 1604.13.90 Ukraine 2007.99.20 Ukraine 0305.20.20 Pakistan 1604.15.00 Thailand 2007.99.25 Ukraine 0404.90.10 Argentina 1604.17.10 Ukraine 2007.99.45 Ukraine 0405.20.80 India 1604.18.10 Ukraine 2007.99.48 Argentina 0603.13.00 Thailand 1604.18.90 Ukraine 2007.99.75 Ukraine 0703.20.00 Argentina 1604.19.22 Ukraine 2008.11.25 Argentina 0708.90.30 Ecuador 1604.19.82 Ukraine 2008.19.90 Ukraine 0710.29.15 India 1604.20.05 Ukraine 2008.30.37 Argentina 0710.29.30 Ecuador 1605.21.05 Thailand 2008.50.20 Argentina; 0710.80.50 Turkey 1605.29.05 Thailand Turkey 0710.80.70 Ukraine 1701.12.05 Bosnia; 2008.99.28 Turkey 0711.20.18 Argentina Brazil 2008.99.35 Thailand 0711.40.00 India 1701.12.10 Brazil 2008.99.50 Thailand 0711.90.30 Turkey 1701.13.05 Brazil 2008.99.80 Brazil 0712.39.10 Ukraine 1701.13.10 Argentina; 2009.50.00 Ukraine 0713.10.40 Ukraine Brazil 2009.89.65 Turkey, 0713.34.20 Belize 1701.13.20 Brazil Ukraine 0713.40.20 India 1701.14.05 Brazil 2009.89.70 Ukraine 0713.60.60 India 1701.14.10 Argentina; 2103.20.20 Ukraine 0713.60.80 India Brazil 2103.90.80 Ukraine 0713.90.81 India 1701.14.20 Brazil 2103.90.90 Ukraine 0714.30.60 The 1701.91.05 Brazil 2104.20.50 Ukraine Philippines 1701.91.10 Philippines 2106.90.98 Ukraine 0714.50.60 Ecuador 1701.91.42 Jamaica 2201.10.00 Ukraine 0802.51.00 Turkey 1701.91.80 Brazil 2202.10.00 Ukraine 0802.80.10 India 1701.99.05 Brazil 2202.91.00 Ukraine 0804.20.60 Turkey 1701.99.10 Brazil 2202.99.36 Philippines; 0804.50.80 Philippines 1702.30.22 Argentina; Ukraine 0805.50.30 Jamaica Jamaica 2202.99.37 Jamaica 0805.90.01 Jamaica 1702.60.22 Argentina 2202.99.90 Ukraine 0810.60.00 Thailand 1702.90.10 Argentina; 2204.10.00 Ukraine 0813.10.00 Turkey Brazil 2204.21.80 Ukraine 0813.40.10 Thailand 1702.90.35 Belize; 2206.00.90 Ukraine 0813.40.80 Thailand Brazil 2207.10.30 Brazil 0902.10.10 Ukraine 1702.90.40 Brazil 2209.00.00 Ukraine 0904.22.76 India 1703.90.30 India 2305.00.00 Argentina