Generalized System of Preferences: Background and Renewal Debate

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This report presents, first, a brief history, economic rationale, and legal background leading to the establishment of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Second, the report presents a discussion of U.S. implementation of the GSP, along with the present debate surrounding its renewal and legislative developments to date. Third, an analysis of the U.S. program's effectiveness and the positions of various stakeholders are presented. Fourth, implications of the expiration of the U.S. program and possible options for Congress are discussed.

Creator(s): Jones, Vivian C.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 19, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Jones, Vivian C.

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 19, 2012
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This report presents, first, a brief history, economic rationale, and legal background leading to the establishment of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Second, the report presents a discussion of U.S. implementation of the GSP, along with the present debate surrounding its renewal and legislative developments to date. Third, an analysis of the U.S. program's effectiveness and the positions of various stakeholders are presented. Fourth, implications of the expiration of the U.S. program and possible options for Congress are discussed.

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41 pages.

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