CBP to Begin Manual Processing of GSP Lapse Refunds Following Completion of Automatic Refunds


Announced via CSMS #18-000646, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it has processed over 400,000 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) lapse-period entry lines and is beginning to manually process the remaining 22,000. 


CBP says they “anticipate that the vast majority of these 22,000 GSP lapse-period lines that are being manually processed will be refunded, importers that ultimately do not receive refunds are reminded that they will be able to exercise their protest rights once the entry has reached liquidation (typically one year) and for a period of 180 days, as provided for in 19 USC 1514.”


CBP has advised the trade that “neither refunds of less than $20 (19 CFR 159.6), nor for importations with the country of origin of Argentina will be issued. Lines subject to AD/CVD will be issued only upon receipt of the liquidation order from the Department of Commerce.”


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