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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 Gambia, The Pakistan Albania Georgia Papua New Guinea Algeria Ghana Paraguay Angola Grenada Philippines Argentina Guinea Republic of Yemen Armenia Guinea-Bissau Rwanda Azerbaijan Guyana Saint Lucia Belize Haiti Saint Vincent and the Benin India Grenadines Bhutan Indonesia Samoa Bolivia Iraq Sao Tomé and Bosnia and Jamaica Principe Hercegovina Jordan Senegal Botswana Kazakhstan Serbia Brazil Kenya Sierra Leone Burkina Faso Kiribati Solomon Islands Burma Kosovo Somalia Burundi Kyrgyzstan South Africa Côte d'Ivoire Lebanon South Sudan Cambodia Lesotho Sri Lanka Cameroon Liberia Suriname Cape Verde Macedonia Swaziland Central African Madagascar Tanzania Republic Malawi Thailand Chad Maldives Timor-Leste Comoros Mali Togo Congo (Brazzaville) Mauritania Tonga Congo (Kinshasa) Mauritius Tunisia Djibouti Moldova Turkey Dominica Mongolia Tuvalu Ecuador Montenegro Uganda Egypt Mozambique Ukraine Eritrea Namibia Uzbekistan Ethiopia Nepal Vanuatu Fiji Niger Zambia Gabon Nigeria 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 1701.14.20 Brazil 2906.19.30 Argentina 0302.45.11 Ecuador 1701.91.05 Brazil 2909.19.14 Brazil 0302.46.11 Ecuador 1701.91.10 Philippines 2909.50.40 Indonesia 0302.54.11 Ecuador 1701.91.42 Jamaica 2914.12.00 Argentina 0302.55.11 Ecuador 1701.91.80 Brazil 2914.13.00 Argentina 0302.56.11 Ecuador 1701.99.05 Brazil 2915.70.01 Argentina 0302.59.11 Ecuador 1701.99.10 Brazil 2916.39.15 India 0302.71.11 Ecuador 1702.30.22 Argentina; 2917.14.50 Argentina 0302.72.11 Ecuador Jamaica 2918.21.50 Argentina 0302.73.11 Ecuador 1702.60.22 Argentina 2918.22.10 Argentina; 0302.79.11 Ecuador 1702.90.10 Brazil Turkey 0302.84.11 Ecuador 1702.90.35 Belize; 2918.22.50 Argentina 0302.85.11 Ecuador Brazil 2918.99.30 India 0302.89.11 Ecuador 1702.90.40 Brazil 2922.41.00 Brazil 0404.90.10 Argentina 1703.90.30 India 2924.21.16 Brazil 0703.20.00 Argentina 1806.10.65 Brazil 2926.90.30 India 0708.90.30 Ecuador 1806.20.22 Turkey 2929.10.15 Argentina 0710.29.15 India 1901.20.05 Turkey 2930.80.00 India 0710.29.30 Ecuador 1901.20.45 Argentina 2930.90.43 India 0711.20.18 Argentina 2007.99.48 Argentina 2932.99.90 Argentina 0711.90.30 Turkey 2008.30.37 Argentina 2933.39.21 Brazil 0713.40.20 India 2008.50.20 Argentina; 2933.49.30 Argentina 0713.60.80 India Turkey 2933.59.59 India 0713.90.81 India 2008.99.28 Turkey 2933.99.22 India 0802.51.00 Turkey 2008.99.35 Thailand 2933.99.55 Argentina 0804.20.60 Turkey 2008.99.80 Brazil 3204.12.20 India 0804.50.80 Philippines 2202.99.36 Philippines 3204.12.30 India 0805.50.30 Jamaica 2202.99.37 Jamaica 3204.12.45 India 0805.90.01 Jamaica 2207.10.30 Brazil 3204.12.50 India 0813.10.00 Turkey 2305.00.00 Argentina 3204.20.10 India 0904.22.76 India 2306.30.00 Argentina 3204.20.80 India 0910.99.40 Turkey 2401.20.57 India; 3209.90.00 Argentina 1005.90.40 Brazil Indonesia 3301.12.00 Brazil 1007.10.00 Argentina 2515.12.20 Turkey 3301.19.10 Argentina 1007.90.00 Argentina 2804.69.10 Brazil 3301.24.00 India 1102.90.30 Thailand 2805.40.00 Argentina 3301.90.10 Argentina; 1106.30.20 Ecuador 2810.00.00 Turkey India 1202.30.40 Argentina 2813.90.50 Argentina 3307.20.00 Argentina 1202.42.40 Argentina 2819.10.00 Turkey 3307.49.00 Argentina 1602.50.08 Argentina; 2825.90.15 Brazil 3504.00.50 Argentina Brazil 2832.30.10 Argentina 3506.99.00 Argentina 1602.50.21 Brazil 2839.90.50 Argentina 3701.10.00 Argentina 1604.15.00 Thailand 2840.19.00 Turkey 3702.10.00 Argentina 1605.21.05 Thailand 2841.30.00 Argentina 3706.10.30 Argentina 1605.29.05 Thailand 2841.50.91 Argentina 3707.90.32 Argentina 1701.12.05 Bosnia; 2841.90.20 Kazakhstan 3824.99.41 Argentina; Brazil 2843.30.00 Argentina Indonesia 1701.12.10 Brazil 2849.10.00 Argentina 3826.00.10 Argentina; 1701.13.05 Brazil 2850.00.50 Argentina Indonesia 1701.13.10 Argentina; 2904.99.15 Brazil 3901.90.90 Argentina Brazil 2905.12.00 Argentina 3902.10.00 Argentina 1701.13.20 Brazil 2905.13.00 Argentina 3902.20.50 Argentina 1701.14.05 Brazil 2905.22.50 Argentina 3902.90.00 Argentina 1701.14.10 Argentina; 2905.42.00 Brazil 3903.90.50 Argentina Brazil 2906.11.00 Brazil; India 3904.40.00 Argentina