OSLO, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Several agricultural goods imported from poor countries will be duty-free or receive a lower tariff rate in Norway as of Jan. 1 following a decision by the Norwegian parliament, news agency NTB reported Saturday.
This refers to imports of several agricultural goods from lower middle-income economies in the so-called Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the report said.
The least developed countries (LDCs) already have customs exemptions for the goods included in the scheme, NTB reported.
According to the Norwegian Customs, the Norwegian GSP-scheme provides exporters from developing countries duty relief when exporting goods to Norway. Lower middle-income economies in the scheme are known as GSP+ countries.
The GSP-scheme has been implemented for about 90 countries and territories, of which 35 are ranked among the LDCs. LDCs benefit from more preferential treatment than other countries included in the system -- the so-called GSP+ or ordinary GSP-countries.