New study launched to prepare for the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences after 2023

Since 1971, the EU GSP scheme offers easier access to the EU market for goods exported from developing countries by eliminating or reducing import tariffs unilaterally. The current legal basis for the GSP, Council Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, will expire at the end of 2023. If no new GSP Regulation is enacted, only imports from least developed countries (LDCs) would continue to benefit from preferntial access under the "Everything But Arms" (EBA) arrangement.