Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
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There are many different Forms and Certificates available to importers and shippers, providing eligibilty or relief from UK import duty and / or VAT. One these more commonly used Certificates, is a green document, called the 'Generalised System of Preferences' Form A, more commonly known as just a 'GSP'. If your goods originate from a developing country, then you too may be eligible under this scheme. ukimports.org
The primary objective of the GSP is to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the promotion of sustainable development and good governance. Preferential tariff rates when exporting to the EU market enable Developing Countries to participate more fully in international trade and generate additional export revenue to support them in developing industry and jobs and reducing poverty. ukimports.org
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If a 'GSP' was raised, but wasn't made available before your goods were cleared through UK Customs. It is possible for a 'Post-Clearance Amendment' and / or Duty Reclaim, to be done.
Please note. Your clearance agent/broker may charge you for this service, depending on circumastances. ukimports.org
If this is the case, then ensure that you ask your clearance agent/broker to pay 'Duty on deposit'. . ukimports.org