Ceylon Chamber seminar on exports to US under GSP | Sunday Observer

Ceylon Chamber seminar on exports to US under GSP

The Ceylon Chamber will hold an awareness session on ‘Exporting to the United States under the Generalised System of Preferences: New Trends and Opportunities’ on June 21 at 9.00 a.m. at the Board Room of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

The US is Sri Lanka’s largest single export destination, accounting for 26% of total exports in 2018. About 3,500 products from Sri Lanka are eligible to access the US market on a duty-free basis under the US GSP program.

The session will be led by Assistant US Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economic Edward Gresser. The Office of Trade Policy and Economics is responsible for the implementation of the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program, which is the largest and oldest US trade preference program.

The outreach session will cover both the products that are qualified under US GSP as well as the trends to be aware of in terms of the program.

The target audience for the session is current and potential exporters to the US. Gresser’s presentation will be followed by an interactive Question and Answer session.