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ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces: (1) The disposition of the product petitions accepted for review in the 2007 GSP Annual Product Review; (2) the results of the 2007 de minimis Waiver and Redesignation Reviews; (3) the results of the 2007 Competitive Need Limitation (CNL) Waiver Revocation Review; and (4) the results of the 2007 Country Practices Review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Teeter at 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 The results of the 2007 GSP Annual Review are available for review by appointment in the USTR public reading room, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. Appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m.. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395–6186. The results of the 2007 GSP Annual Review are also available at: http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_ Development/Preference_Programs/ GSP/GSP_2007_Annual_Review/ Section_Index.html. 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 2007 Annual Product Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee reviewed petitions to change product coverage of the GSP. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of 
the 2007 Annual Product and Country Practices Reviews

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces: (1) The disposition of the product 
petitions accepted for review in the 2007 GSP Annual Product Review; 
(2) the results of the 2007 de minimis Waiver and Redesignation 
Reviews; (3) the results of the 2007 Competitive Need Limitation (CNL) 
Waiver Revocation Review; and (4) the results of the 2007 Country 
Practices Review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Teeter at 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 results of the 2007 GSP Annual Review are available for review 
by appointment in the USTR public reading room, 1724 F Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. Appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m.. to noon and 1 
p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395-6186. The 
results of the 2007 GSP Annual Review are also available at: http://
www.ustr.gov/Trade_Development/Preference_Programs/GSP/GSP_2007_
Annual_Review/Section_Index.html.

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 2007 Annual Product Review, the Trade Policy Staff Committee 
reviewed petitions to change product coverage of the GSP. The 
disposition of the petitions considered in the 2007 GSP Annual Review 
is described in List I (Decisions on Petitions to Add Products to GSP 
Eligibility in the 2007 GSP Annual Review); List II (Decisions on 
Petitions to Remove Duty-Free Status from a Beneficiary Developing 
Country for a Product on the List of Eligible Articles for GSP); and 
List III (Decisions on CNL Waiver Petitions in the 2007 GSP Annual 
Review).
    Certain articles for which a waiver of the application of section 
503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act was issued at least five years ago, but 
which are revoked pursuant to section 503(d)(5) are listed in List IV 
(Products for which a Waiver of the Application of section 503(c)(2)(A) 
of the 1974 Act is Revoked).
    In the 2007 Product Review, the GSP Subcommittee evaluated the 
appraised import values of each GSP-eligible article in 2007 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 2007 
de minimis level of $18.5 million. List V (Products Receiving De 
Minimis Waivers) provides the list of the articles and the associated 
countries granted de minimis waivers. No eligible products were 
redesignated to GSP eligibility.
    Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2007, and that are 
newly excluded from GSP eligibility for a specific country, are listed 
in List VI (Products Newly Subject to CNL Exclusions).
    The disposition of petitions considered in the 2007 Country 
Practices Review is described in List VII (``Decisions on Country 
Practice Petitions in the 2007 GSP Annual Review'').

Marideth J. Sandler
Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program 
Chairman, GSP Subcommittee.
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