The European Commission has commissioned a study in support of an impact assessment to prepare the review of GSP Regulation No 978/2012 applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (the generalised scheme of preferences, GSP). The study analyses a number of policy options for the European Union’s GSP after the expiry of the current scheme at the end of 2023. These policy options were defined by the Commission regarding the scope, coverage and implementation modalities of the future scheme.
The study assesses the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental impacts both in GSP beneficiary countries and the EU, while also considering legal, institutional and procedural issues. This report presents the findings and recommendations related to the various policy options considered.
More information, as well as interim versions of the study are available on the study website.