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The Trade Preference Scheme (EU Exit) Regulations 2020


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement, extent and application

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Establishment of a Generalised Scheme of Preferences

    1. 3.General

    2. 4.GSP Qualification rules

    3. 5.Conditions to apply a GSP rate

  4. PART 3 GSP Frameworks

    1. 6.Least Developed Countries Framework

    2. 7.General Framework

    3. 8.Enhanced Framework

  5. PART 4 Other Trade Arrangements

    1. 9.Suspension of country due to other trade arrangements

  6. PART 5 GSP Goods

    1. 10.Applying a GSP framework to goods

  7. PART 6 Specification and determination of GSP rate of import duty

    1. 11.General

    2. 12.Import duty rule – LDCF

    3. 13.Import duty rules – GF

    4. 14.Import duty rules – EF

  8. PART 7 Enhanced Framework

    1. 15.EF - general

    2. 16.Economically vulnerable country

    3. 17.Application to the EF

    4. 18.Country determined to no longer be economically vulnerable

    5. 19.Non-compliance with EF

  9. PART 8 Customs cooperation and proof of origin conditions

    1. 20.Customs conditions for GSP

  10. PART 9 Suspension of a country from the GSP or suspension or variation of GSP rates

    1. 21.Further conditions for GSP

  11. PART 10 Suspension or variation of GSP rate on certain goods

    1. 22.Goods Graduation – General Framework

    2. 23.Trade Preference Safeguard Measure

    3. 24.Additional Import Duty

  12. PART 11 General provision about notices and warning and assessment procedure

    1. 25.General

    2. 26.Warning and Assessment Procedure

    3. 27.Warning notice

    4. 28.Assessment notice

    5. 29.Suspension and variation notices

  13. PART 12 Eligible developing countries

    1. 30.Amendment of Schedule 3 to the Act

  14. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. Part 1 General Framework (“GF”) Countries

      2. Part 2 Enhanced Framework (“EF”) Countries

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Schedule 2 Conventions

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of...

        2. 2.International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...

        3. 3.International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966).

        4. 4.International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966).

        5. 5.Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against...

        6. 6.Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...

        7. 7.Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

        8. 8.Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour, No 29 (1930).

        9. 9.Convention concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right...

        10. 10.Convention concerning the Application of the Principles of the Right...

        11. 11.Convention concerning Equal Remuneration of Men and Women Workers for...

        12. 12.Convention concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour, No 105 (1957)....

        13. 13.Convention concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation, No...

        14. 14.Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, No 138...

        15. 15.Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination...

      2. PART 2

        1. 16.Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna...

        2. 17.Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987)....

        3. 18.Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous...

        4. 19.Convention on Biological Diversity (1992).

        5. 20.United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992).

        6. 21.Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity...

        7. 22.Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (2001).

        8. 23.Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

        9. 24.Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961).

        10. 25.Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971).

        11. 26.United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and...

        12. 27.United Nations Convention against Corruption (2003).

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Goods Graduation

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “GF imports” means goods that— are imported...

      2. 2.Ground A

      3. 3.Ground B

      4. 4.Where Ground A applies— (a) the Secretary of State must...

      5. 5.Where Ground B applies— (a) the goods graduation notice must...

      6. 6.In the circumstances specified in paragraph 7, the Secretary of...

      7. 7.The suspension of the GF rate on graduation goods must...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Trade Preference Safeguard Measure

      1. 1.Application of a trade preference safeguard measure

      2. 2.In determining whether increased quantities of GSP imports are causing,...

      3. 3.For the purposes of this Schedule— “directly competing goods” means...

      4. 4.Trade preference safeguard notice

      5. 5.Before determining whether or not to publish a trade preference...

      6. 6.Paragraph 5 does not apply to an “urgent trade preference...

      7. 7.The Secretary of State may publish an urgent trade preference...

      8. 8.The Secretary of State may publish a further trade preference...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. PART 1 Rules of Interpretation for the GSP Specified Goods Table

        1. 1.General rules

        2. 2.Subject to paragraphs 3 to 6— (a) the GF codes...

        3. 3.Where goods may be classified under more than one GSP...

        4. 4.Exceptions to commodity codes

        5. 5.Seasonal codes

        6. 6.Limited application

        7. 7.Interpretation

      2. PART 2 GSP Specified Goods Table (“the Table”)

  16. Explanatory Note

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