GSP has 3 strands:

  • GSP general arrangement – for all beneficiary countries.
  • GSP+ – a special scheme with entire removal of tariffs on essentially the same product categories as those covred by the general arrangement. Countries need to ratify and implement international conventions relating to human and labour rights, environment and good governance.
  • Everything But Arms – a special arrangement for least developed countries (as recognised and classified by the UN) giving them duty- and quota-free access for all products, except arms and ammunitions.

Read more on the European Commission website.