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India Imports to the U.S. are No Longer eligible for GSP

On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued CSMS message 19-000275 regarding two trade issues surrounding importation of India origin commodities into the United States.

The President of the United States has determined that India is no longer a developing country.  Therefore, beginning June 5th, 2019, Indian exports are no longer eligible for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program or safeguard exemptions for solar cells and residential washers.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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