WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Frozen-vegetable importers will have to pay regular tariff rates, as high as 25%, if a federal duty-free trade program scheduled to expire July 31 is not renewed. The program, the Generalized System of Preferences, allowed 2.5 million kilograms of frozen vegetables into the United States duty-free in 1994. However, its future is cloudy because of Washington's volatile mix of deficit-reduction fervor, anti-"corporate welfare" sentiment and unpredictable Congress. The GSP ...

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