On November 24, 1975, the United States designated India as a beneficiary developing country (BDC) for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which enabled India over the years to export roughly 2,000 products to the United States duty-free. On March 4, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intention to terminate India’s BDC designation and its resulting GSP benefits, removing India’s duty-free access to the U.S. market. In a May 31, 2019, presidential proclamation, the president determined that India “has not assured the United States that India will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets. Accordingly, it is appropriate to terminate India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country effective June 5, 2019.” The proclamation also indicates that the United States is removing India from the list of developing country World Trade Organization members exempt from safeguard measures on crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and products, and large residential washers. As a result, imports of these products from India will now be subject to the U.S. government’s Section 201 global safeguard measures.