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ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the disposition of the product petitions accepted for review in the 2005 GSP Annual Product Review, the results of the 2005 Country Practices Review, the results of the 2005 De Minimis Waiver and Redesignation Reviews, the 2005 Competitive Need Limitation (CNL) removals, and certain previouslydeferred country practice decisions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP Subcommittee, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Room F–220, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971 and the facsimile number is (202) 395–9481. The e-mail address is FR0441@USTR.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of designated articles when imported from beneficiary developing countries. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of 
the 2005 Annual Product and Country Practices Reviews, and Certain 
Previously-Deferred Country Practice Decisions

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the disposition of the product petitions 
accepted for review in the 2005 GSP Annual Product Review, the results 
of the 2005 Country Practices Review, the results of the 2005 De 
Minimis Waiver and Redesignation Reviews, the 2005 Competitive Need 
Limitation (CNL) removals, and certain previously-deferred country 
practice decisions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP Subcommittee, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR), Room F-220, 1724 F Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395-6971 and 
the facsimile number is (202) 395-9481. The e-mail address is 
FR0441@USTR.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP program provides for the duty-free 
importation of designated articles when imported from beneficiary 
developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ``Trade 
Act''), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of 
November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and 
Presidential Proclamations.
    In the 2005 Annual Product Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the 
Trade Policy Staff Committee reviewed petitions to change the product 
coverage of the GSP. The disposition of those petitions is described in 
Part I of ``Results of the 2005 GSP Annual Review'', available at 
http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Development/Preference_Programs/GSP/
Section_Index.html (``2005 Results List'').
    The disposition of petitions considered in the 2005 Country 
Practices Review, and certain previously-deferred country practice 
petitions, is described in Part II pf the 2005 Results List.
    In the 2005 De Minimis Waiver and Redesignation Review, the GSP 
Subcommittee evaluated the appraised import values of each GSP-eligible 
article in 2005 to determine whether an article from a GSP beneficiary 
developing country exceeded the GSP CNLs. De minimis waivers were 
granted to certain articles that exceeded the 50 percent import share 
CNL, but for which the aggregate value of the imports of that article 
was below the 2005 de minimis level of $17.5 million. Part III pf the 
2005 Results List contains a list of the articles and the associated 
countries granted de minimis waivers.
    An article from a GSP-eligible country that had previously exceeded 
one of the CNLs, but had fallen below the CNL for total annual trade in 
2005 was redesignated for GSP eligibility pursuant to the 2005 review. 
That article and country are listed in Part IV of the 2005 Results 
List. Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2005, and that are 
newly excluded from GSP eligibility for a specific country, are listed 
in Part V of the 2005 Results List.

Marideth J. Sandler,
Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, 
Chairman, GSP Subcommittee.
[FR Doc. E6-10441 Filed 7-3-06; 8:45 am]
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