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  (i) Issuance of Rules and Regulations. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to issue rules and regulations governing the admission of articles under the provisions of the tariff schedule. The allowance of an importer's claim for classification, under any of the provisions of the tariff schedule which provides for total or partial relief from duty or other import restrictions on the basis of facts which are not determinable from an examination of the article itself in its condition as imported, is dependent upon his complying with any rules or regulations which may be issued pursuant to this note.

(j) Methods of Ascertainment. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to prescribe methods of analyzing, testing, sampling, weighing, gauging, measuring or other methods of ascertainment whenever he finds that such methods are necessary to determine the physical, chemical or other properties or characteristics of articles for purposes of any law administered by the Customs Service.

4. Products of Countries Designated Beneficiary Developing Countries for Purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) 1/

(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 Pakistan Albania Gambia, The Papua New Guinea Algeria Georgia Paraguay Angola Ghana Philippines Argentina Grenada Republic of Yemen Armenia Guinea Rwanda Azerbaijan Guinea-Bissau Saint Lucia Belize Guyana Saint Vincent and the Benin Haiti 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 Madagascar Tanzania Central African Malawi Thailand Republic Maldives Timor-Leste Chad Mali Togo Comoros Mauritania Tonga Congo (Brazzaville) Mauritius Tunisia Congo (Kinshasa) Moldova Tuvalu Djibouti Mongolia Uganda Dominica Montenegro Ukraine Ecuador Mozambique Uzbekistan Egypt Namibia Vanuatu Eritrea Nepal Zambia Eswatini Niger Zimbabwe Ethiopia Nigeria Fiji North Macedonia

1/ As of the date of preparation of this edition, Congress has not renewed the effectiveness of the GSP program. Please consult U.S. Customs and Border Protection instructions on the completion of entries of goods for purposes of a potential future claim for retroactive benefits, as well as other information.
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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 Maldives Guyana Nepal Jamaica Pakistan Montserrat Sri Lanka Saint Lucia 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 0305.69.60 Thailand 0811.10.00 Thailand 0302.23.00 Thailand 0306.14.20 Thailand 0811.20.20 Thailand 0302.45.11 Ecuador; 0306.33.10 Thailand 0811.20.40 Thailand Thailand 0306.33.20 Thailand 0811.90.10 Thailand 0302.46.11 Ecuador; 0306.93.20 Thailand 0811.90.25 Thailand Thailand 0307.60.00 Thailand 0811.90.50 Thailand 0302.54.11 Ecuador; 0404.90.10 Argentina 0811.90.52 Thailand Thailand 0502.10.00 Thailand 0811.90.55 Thailand 0302.55.11 Ecuador; 0601.10.15 Thailand 0813.40.10 Thailand Thailand 0601.10.45 Thailand 0813.40.80 Thailand 0302.56.11 Ecuador; 0601.10.60 Thailand 0902.20.10 Thailand Thailand 0601.10.75 Thailand 0910.12.00 Thailand 0302.59.11 Ecuador; 0601.10.90 Thailand 0910.99.06 Thailand Thailand 0601.20.90 Thailand 0910.99.40 Thailand 0302.71.11 Ecuador; 0602.10.00 Thailand 0910.99.60 Thailand Thailand 0602.90.30 Thailand 1005.90.40 Brazil 0302.72.11 Ecuador; 0602.90.40 Thailand 1007.10.00 Argentina Thailand 0602.90.60 Thailand 1007.90.00 Argentina 0302.73.11 Ecuador; 0602.90.90 Thailand 1102.90.30 Thailand Thailand 0603.19.01 Thailand 1106.10.00 Thailand 0302.79.11 Ecuador; 0603.90.00 Thailand 1106.30.20 Ecuador Thailand 0604.90.60 Thailand 1202.30.40 Argentina 0302.84.11 Ecuador; 0703.20.00 Argentina 1202.41.40 Ecuador Thailand 0708.90.30 Ecuador 1202.42.40 Argentina 0302.85.11 Ecuador; 0710.29.30 Ecuador 1207.70.00 Thailand Thailand 0710.80.50 Thailand 1209.91.80 Thailand 0302.89.11 Ecuador; 0710.80.65 Thailand 1209.99.41 Thailand Thailand 0710.80.70 Thailand 1404.90.40 Thailand 0302.91.20 Thailand 0710.80.93 Thailand 1515.50.00 Thailand 0303.33.00 Thailand 0711.20.18 Argentina 1515.90.60 Thailand 0303.34.00 Thailand 0711.59.90 Thailand 1515.90.80 Thailand 0303.39.01 Thailand 0712.90.10 Thailand 1602.50.05 Brazil 0303.53.00 Thailand 0712.90.15 Thailand 1602.50.08 Argentina; 0303.81.00 Thailand 0712.90.30 Thailand Brazil 0303.91.20 Thailand 0712.90.65 Thailand 1602.50.21 Brazil 0303.92.00 Thailand 0712.90.70 Thailand 1604.13.90 Thailand 0304.91.90 Ecuador; 0712.90.74 Thailand 1604.14.50 Thailand Thailand 0712.90.85 Thailand 1604.15.00 Thailand 0304.92.90 Falkland 0713.20.10 Thailand 1604.16.40 Thailand Islands 0713.20.20 Thailand 1604.17.10 Thailand (Islas 0713.34.20 Belize 1604.17.80 Thailand Malvinas); 0713.39.11 Thailand 1604.18.10 Thailand Thailand 0713.39.21 Thailand 1604.18.90 Thailand 0304.93.90 Suriname; 0713.39.41 Thailand 1604.19.22 Thailand Thailand 0713.90.11 Thailand 1604.19.25 Thailand 0304.94.90 Thailand 0713.90.61 Thailand 1604.19.32 Thailand 0304.95.90 Thailand 0713.90.81 Thailand 1604.19.82 Thailand 0304.96.00 Thailand 0714.30.60 The 1604.20.05 Thailand 0304.97.00 Thailand Philippines 1604.31.00 Thailand 0304.99.91 Thailand 0714.40.10 Ecuador 1605.21.05 Thailand 0305.10.40 Thailand 0714.50.60 Ecuador 1605.10.05 Thailand 0305.20.20 Pakistan; 0804.50.80 Philippines 1605.10.40 Thailand Thailand 0805.50.30 Jamaica 1605.29.05 Thailand 0305.63.20 Thailand 0805.90.01 Jamaica 1605.30.05 Thailand 0305.64.50 Thailand 0810.60.00 Thailand 1605.56.15 Thailand