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Committee on Safeguards - Report (2015) of the Committee on Safeguards to the Council for Trade in Goods - (Adopted 26 October 2015)
日期:2015/10/28
作者:Committee on Safeguards
文件編號:G/L/1130, G/SG/141
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rEPORT (2015) OF THE COMMITTEE ON safeguards

to the council for trade in goods

(ADOPTED 26 OCTOBER 2015)

1  general

1.  The Committee on Safeguards performs the functions set out in Article 13 of the Agreement on Safeguards. This report is submitted in accordance with Article 13.1(a) of the Agreement, which requires the Committee to report annually to the Council for Trade in Goods on the general implementation of the Agreement. The report covers the period 28 October 2014 – 26 October 2015 ("period under review").

2.  During the period under review, the Committee held two regular meetings, on 27 April 2015 (G/SG/M/47) and 26 October 2015 (G/SG/M/48). 

3.  Observer governments in the General Council of the WTO have observer status in the Committee. Pursuant to their Agreements with the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank have observer status in the Committee as well. UNCTAD has observer status through a Committee decision. At its regular meetings in 1998, the Committee decided to invite the ACP Group and the OECD to attend Committee meetings on an ad hoc basis.

4.  At its April 2015 meeting, the Committee elected Mr Víctor Echevarría Ugarte as Chairperson, and Mr Navamin Chatarayamontri as Vice-Chairperson.

2  notification and examination of safeguards laws and/or regulations of members

5.  During the period under review, the Committee continued its review of notifications under Article 12.6 of the Agreement concerning national legislation and/or regulations in the area of safeguards. For Members with such legislation and/or regulations, these notifications consist of the full and integrated text thereof. For Members without such legislation and/or regulations, these notifications inform the Committee of this fact.

6.  As of 25 October 2015, one hundred and eleven (111) Members had notified the Committee of their safeguards legislation and/or regulations or made communications in this regard to the Committee (G/SG/N/1/... series; see Annex 1). Twenty-three (23) Members had not as of that date made such a notification. The Chairperson reminded the Committee of the importance of such notifications (G/SG/M/47 and G/SG/M/48).

7.  During the period under review, the Committee reviewed the notified (new or amended) legislative texts of the following Members: Armenia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Brazil; the European Union; Malawi; New Zealand; Qatar; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; and the United States. 

8.  The substance of the review of legislative notifications is reflected in written questions put to Members and written answers to those questions. References to the questions and answers pertaining to each notification can be found in the minutes of the meetings at which the notifications were reviewed (G/SG/M/47 and G/SG/M/48).

3  notifications of actions related to safeguard measures

9.  During the period under review, the Committee received and reviewed a variety of notifications of actions related to safeguard measures. The notifications of initiations, the application of safeguard measures, and the termination of investigations without measures received by the Committee during the period under review are summarized in Annex 2. A record of investigations underway and measures applicable as of 25 October 2015 is set forth in Annex 3.

10.  Members' comments concerning these notifications can be found in the minutes of the meetings at which they were reviewed (G/SG/M/47 and G/SG/M/48). Members' written questions and answers concerning these notifications can be found in the G/SG/Q2/… series.

4  INFORMATION ON TIMING OF NOTIFICATIONS

11.  At its April 2015 meeting, the Committee had a discussion under an agenda item entitled "Information on Timing of Notifications". A Member proposed that the date when each initiation notification (i.e. notification informing the Committee of initiation of an investigation) was submitted be indicated in the relevant annex of the annual report. The Chair noted wide support for this idea, and asked the incoming chair to consult with the Secretariat as to how exactly to amend the annexes of the annual report. At its October 2015 meeting, the Committee examined the annual report with this additional information and […].

5  CONTINUED NON-NOTIFICATION OF SAFEGUARD MEASURES BY THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

12.  At its April 2015 meeting, the Committee had a discussion under an agenda item "Continued Non-Notification of Safeguard Measures by the Russian Federation". A Member pointed out that Russia had initiated an investigation and imposed a measure on several products, all of which was which was in effect at the time when Russia acceded to the WTO in August 2012. This Member asked Russia to make the relevant notifications. Russia stated that it had acted in full conformity with its WTO obligations and explained that it had already clarified its position and had provided relevant facts at various WTO meetings.

6  DISCUSSION GROUP REGARDING SAFEGUARD PROCEEDINGS

13.  At the April 2015 meeting, a Member explained that a meeting of an informal discussion group regarding safeguard proceedings would take place after the Committee meeting. It was not part of the Committee meeting, but the discussion was open to all Members. This Member recalled that this discussion group evolved from a paper submitted to the Committee in October 2012. The topics for that day's discussion were: (1) the rate and amount of the increase in imports of the subject merchandise and (2) unforeseen developments. At the October 2015 meeting, another Member, recalling once again the background and purpose of this informal discussion group explained that topics for that day's discussion were: (1) public hearings and other appropriate means and (2) public file/inspection of file.

7  NOTIFICATION SEMINAR

14.  At the October 2015 meeting, the Chair recalled that the Secretariat made a technical presentation regarding notifications at the request of the Members in October 2014. He sought the views of the Members regarding the usefulness of having another similar seminar in 2016. No Member had any views on this issue, and the Committee took note of the situation.

8  other issues Raised

15.  At the Committee's April 2015 meeting, the following discussions took place under "Other Business": (i) a Member referred to an investigation by another Member and pointed out that although it was initially excluded from the measure by virtue of Article 9.1 of the Agreement, it was subsequently removed from the exemption list and was re-included into the measure. This Member objected to such action. The notifying Member responded that it understood that its practice of continuous updating the list of exempted developing countries was not inconsistent with the Agreement. (ii) A Member referred to an investigation by another Member and stated that it had serious doubts about this investigation. The notifying Member stated that the investigation was still ongoing, and that the investigating authority was analysing all relevant facts in accordance with the Agreement.

16.  At the meeting of October 2015, the following discussions took place under "Other Business": (i) a Member suggested that the date of the notification of key actions be indicated in Annex 2 of the annual report, and suggested that the chair hold an informal consultation to discuss this matter. (ii) A Member, noting that the practice of the Committee up to now has been to automatically include into the agenda of the meeting actions covered under Article 12.1 and footnote 2 of the Agreement, suggested that the chair hold an informal consultation to discuss the possibility of automatically including into the agenda all notifications submitted to the Committee.  (iii) A Member referred to an investigation by another Member and registered its concerns about this investigation. Concerning points (i) and (ii), the Chair, while stressing that the Committee cannot take any decision that day under Other Business, stated that he will convey an informal consultation in due course to discuss these issues.    


ANNEX 1

SAFEGUARDS LEGISLATIVE NOTIFICATIONS[1]

(Notifications submitted as at 25 October 2015)

Member

Notification provided

Albania

G/SG/N/1/ALB/2 and Rev.1

Angola

None

Antigua and Barbuda

None

Argentina

G/SG/N/1/ARG/3 + Suppl.1

Armenia

G/SG/N/1/ARM/1+ Suppl.1

Australia

G/SG/N/1/AUS/2 + Suppl.1

Bahrain, Kingdom of

G/SG/N/1/BHR/3

Bangladesh

G/SG/N/1/BGD/1

Barbados

G/SG/N/1/BRB/1 (*)

Belize

G/SG/N/1/BLZ/1 (*)

Benin

G/SG/N/1/BEN/1 + Corr.1 (Corr.1-French only) (*)

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

G/SG/N/1/BOL/1 + Suppl.1 (*)

Botswana

G/SG/N/1/BWA/1 (*)

Brazil

G/SG/N/1/BRA/3 + Suppl.1 and 2

Brunei Darussalam

G/SG/N/1/BRN/1 (*)

Burkina Faso

G/SG/N/1/BFA/1 (*)

Burundi

G/SG/N/1/BUR/1 (*)

Cabo Verde

None

Cambodia

G/SG/N/1/KHM/1 (*)

Cameroon

G/SG/N/1/CMR/1 + Suppl.1

Canada

G/SG/N/1/CAN/3

Central African Republic

None

Chad

G/SG/N/1/TCD/1 (*)

Chile

G/SG/N/1/CHL/2 + Suppl.1-2

China

G/SG/N/1/CHN/2 + Suppl.1-4

Colombia

G/SG/N/1/COL/2

Congo

G/SG/N/1/COG/1 (*)

Costa Rica

G/SG/N/1/CRI/4

Côte d'Ivoire

G/SG/N/1/CIV/1 (*)

Cuba

G/SG/N/1/CUB/1

Democratic Republic of the Congo

None

Djibouti

None

Dominica

G/SG/N/1/DMA/1 (*)

Dominican Republic

G/SG/N/1/DOM/2 + Suppl.1

Ecuador

G/SG/N/1/ECU/3 + G/SG/N/1/ECU/4 and Rev.1

+ G/SG/N/1/ECU/5 + G/SG/N/1/ECU/6

Egypt

G/SG/N/1/EGY/2 and Suppl.1

El Salvador

G/SG/N/1/SLV/3

European Union

G/SG/N/1/EU/2

Fiji

G/SG/N/1/FJI/1 (*)

Gabon

G/SG/N/1/GAB/2

The Gambia

G/SG/N/1/GMB/1 (*)

Georgia

G/SG/N/1/GEO/1 (*)

Ghana

G/SG/N/1/GHA/1 (*)

Grenada

None

Guatemala

G/SG/N/1/GTM/3

Guinea

G/SG/N/1/GIN/1 (*)

Guinea-Bissau

None

Guyana

G/SG/N/1/GUY/1 (*)

Haiti

G/SG/N/1/HTI/1 (*)

Honduras

G/SG/N/1/HND/2 and 3

Hong Kong, China

G/SG/N/1/HKG/1 (*)

Iceland

G/SG/N/1/ISL/1 (*)

India

G/SG/N/1/IND/2 + Suppl.1 + G/SG/N/1/IND/3 + Suppl.1

Indonesia

G/SG/N/1/IDN/2 and G/SG/N/1/IDN/3

Israel

G/SG/N/1/ISR/1 and 2 (and its Suppl.)

Jamaica

G/SG/N/1/JAM/2 + Corr.1

Japan

G/SG/N/1/JPN/2 + Suppl.1 and 2

G/SG/N/1/JPN/3

Jordan

G/SG/N/1/JOR/2 + Corr.1 & 2

Kenya

G/SG/N/1/KEN/1 (*)

Korea, Republic of

G/SG/N/1/KOR/5

Kuwait, the State of

G/SG/N/1/KWT/1

Kyrgyz Republic

G/SG/N/1/KGZ/1

Lao People's Democratic Republic

G/SG/N/1/LAO/1 (*)

Lesotho

G/SG/N/1/LSO/1 (*)

Liechtenstein

G/SG/N/1/LIE/1 (*)

Macao, China

G/SG/N/1/MAC/3 (*)

Madagascar

G/SG/N/1/MDG/1 (*)

Malawi

G/SG/N/1/MWI/1 (*)

Malaysia

G/SG/N/1/MYS/2

Maldives

G/SG/N/1/MDV/1 (*)

Mali

G/SG/N/1/MLI/1+Rev.1 (*)

Mauritania

None

Mauritius

G/SG/N/1/MUS/1 (*)

Mexico

G/SG/N/1/MEX/1 + Suppl.1-4

Moldova, Republic of

G/SG/N/1/MDA/1

Mongolia

G/SG/N/1/MNG/1 (*)

Montenegro

G/SG/N/1/MNE/1 + Suppl.1

Morocco

G/SG/N/1/MAR/2

Mozambique

None

Myanmar

G/SG/N/1/MYM/1 (*)

Namibia

G/SG/N/1/NAM/2 (*)

Nepal

G/SG/N/1/NPL/1 (*)

New Zealand

G/SG/N/1/NZL/2

Nicaragua

G/SG/N/1/NIC/2

Niger

None

Nigeria

G/SG/N/1/NGA/1 (*)

Norway

G/SG/N/1/NOR/4

Oman

G/SG/N/1/OMN/3

Pakistan

G/SG/N/1/PAK/3

Panama

G/SG/N/1/PAN/1 and G/SG/N/1/PAN/2+Suppl.1

Papua New Guinea

G/SG/N/1/PNG/1 (*)

Paraguay

G/SG/N/1/PRY/2

Peru

G/SG/N/1/PER/2 + Suppl.1 & 2

Philippines

G/SG/N/1/PHL/2

Qatar

G/SG/N/1/QAT/3

Russian Federation

G/SG/N/1/RUS/1

Rwanda

None

Saint Kitts and Nevis

None

Saint Lucia

G/SG/N/1/LCA/1 (*)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

None

Samoa

None

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

G/SG/N/1/SAU/2

Seychelles

None

Senegal

G/SG/N/1/SEN/1 (*)

Sierra Leone

G/SG/N/1/SLE/1 (*)

Singapore

G/SG/N/1/SGP/1 (*)

Solomon Islands

None

South Africa

G/SG/N/1/ZAF/1 + ZAF/2

Sri Lanka

G/SG/N/1/LKA/1 (*)

Suriname

G/SG/N/1/SUR/1 (*)

Swaziland

None

Switzerland

G/SG/N/1/CHE/1 (*)

Chinese Taipei

G/SG/N/1/TPKM/2 + Suppl.1-3 and G/SG/N/1/TPKM/3

Tajikistan

None

Tanzania

None

Thailand

G/SG/N/1/THA/3

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

G/SG/N/1/MKD/1 + Corr.1 + Suppl.1

Togo

G/SG/N/1/TGO/1 (*)

Tonga

None

Trinidad and Tobago

G/SG/N/1/TTO/1 (*)

Tunisia

G/SG/N/1/TUN/2

Turkey

G/SG/N/1/TUR/3 + Suppl.1 and 2

Uganda

G/SG/N/1/UGA/1 (*)

Ukraine

G/SG/N1/UKR/1 + Suppl.1

United Arab Emirates

G/SG/N/1/ARE/2

United States of America

G/SG/N/1/USA/1 + Suppl.1

Uruguay

G/SG/N/1/URY/1 + Supp.1 & Corr.1

(Corr.1 - Spanish only)

Vanuatu

None

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

G/SG/N/1/VEN/2

Viet Nam

G/SG/N/1/VNM/1

Yemen

None

Zambia

G/SG/N/1/ZMB/2

Zimbabwe

G/SG/N/1/ZWE/2 (*)

        Notification accompanied with the mark (*) is a "nil" notification.

           "None" means that no notification has been submitted.

 

 


ANNEX 2

SUMMARY OF VARIOUS NOTIFICATIONS BETWEEN

25 OCTOBER 2014 – 25 OCTOBER 2015[2]

Reporting Member and Product

Safeguard investigations initiated[3]

Provisional safeguard measures

Definitive safeguard measures (including recommendations of imposition as well as decision to extend an existing measure)

Safeguard investigations terminated without measures

Expired or terminated measures[4]

Armenia [5]

Harvesters and Modules Thereof

n.a.

G/SG/N/6/ARM/1

[n: 29/12/2014]

 

(see notification below)

G/SG/N/10/ARM/1

 

 

Armenia

Tableware And Kitchenware Of Porcelain

n.a.

G/SG/N/6/ARM/2

[n: 29/12/2014]

 

 

(see notification below)

G/SG/N/10/ARM/2

 

 

Chile

Steel Wire Rod

05/10/2015

G/SG/N/6/CHL/16

[n: 07/10/2015]

 

06/10/2015

G/SG/N/7/CHL/12

and

G/SG/N/7/CHL/12/Suppl.1

 

 

 

 

Colombia

Bars and rods of low-carbon steel

17/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/COL/4/Suppl.1

[n:12/01/2015]

 

 

 

27/04/2015

G/SG/N/14/COL/1/

Suppl.1

Costa Rica

Pounded Rice

11/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/CRI/3

[n: 26/02/2014]

 

(see footnote)[6]

G/SG/N/10/CRI/1 and Suppl.1

 

 

Ecuador

Wood and bamboo flooring

28/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/ECU/9

[n: 02/09/2014]

October 2014[7]

G/SG/N/7/ECU/3 and Suppl.1

04/11/2014

G/SG/N/8/ECU/4 [8]

and

G/SG/N/10/ECU/5

 

 

Egypt

Automotive Batteries

15/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/EGY/11

[n: 17/12/2014]

 

 

 

 

Egypt

Steel Rebar

 

 

(unclear)[9]

G/SG/N/10/EGY/7

 

 

 

Egypt

White Sugar

16/04/2015

G/SG/N/6/EGY/12

[n: 15/04/2015][10]

(unclear)[11]

G/SG/N/7/EGY/10

 

 

 

Egypt

Automotive batteries

15/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/EGY/11

[n: 17/12/2014]

 

G/SG/N/10/EGY/8

(proposal)[12]

 

 

India

Slabstock Polyol Of Molecular Weight 3000 To 4000

22/05/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/38

[n: 26/05/2014]

 

 

13/01/2015

G/SG/N/9/IND/13

 

India

Sodium Di-Chromate

26/05/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/39

[n: 2/06/2014]

 

 

15/01/2015

G/SG/N/9/IND/14

 

India

Saturated Fatty Alcohols

13/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/34

[n: 19/02/2014]

 

28/08/ 2014

G/SG/N/10/IND/17/Suppl.1 and Suppl.2.

 

 

India

Cold Rolled Flat Products

19/09/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/40

[n: 20/10/2014]

 

 

23/03/2015

G/SG/N/9/IND/15

 

India

Hot-Rolled Flat Products of Non-Alloy and Other Alloy Steel in Coils of a Width of 600 Mm or More

07/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/IND/41

[n: 15/09/2015]

14/09/2015

G/SG/N/7/IND/10

and

G/SG/N/7/IND/10/Suppl.1

 

 

 

Indonesia

Coated paper and paperboard

20/06/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/26

[n: 24/06/2014]

 

07/09/2015

G/SG/N/10/IDN/19

and G/SG/N/10/IDN/19/Suppl.1

 

 

Indonesia

Bars and Rods

 

17/01/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/24

[n: 24/01/2014]

 

 

17/08/2015

G/SG/N/10/IDN/18 and Suppl.1

 

 

Indonesia

Dextrose monohydrate

14/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/IDN/27 and

G/SG/N/6/IDN/27/Suppl.1

[n:15/07/2015]

 

 

 

 

Indonesia

I and H Sections of other Alloy Steel

12/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/25

[n: 12/02/2014]

 

 

21/01/2015

G/SG/N/10/IDN/17/Suppl.1

 

 

Jordan

Bars and Rods of Iron and Steel

04/04/2012

G/SG/N/6/JOR/16

[n: 11/04/2012]

 

 

G/SG/N/11/JOR/4/Suppl.3[13]

 

 

Jordan

Writing and printing paper

28/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/JOR/17

[n: 29/08/2014]

 

(unclear)[14]

G/SG/N/10/JOR/9

 

 

Malaysia

Hot-rolled steel plate

18/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/MYS/2

[n: 18/08/2014]

14/12/2014

G/SG/N/7/MYS/1

02/07/2015

G/SG/N/10/MYS/1

 

 

Malaysia

Hot-rolled coils

11/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/MYS/3

[n:11/09/2015]

 

 

 

 

Morocco

Cold rolled sheets and plated or coated sheets

11/06/2014

G/SG/N/6/MAR/8

[n: 17/06/2014]

(unclear)[15]

G/SG/N/7/MAR/3

(unclear)[16]

G/SG/N/10/MAR/4

and

G/SG/N/10/MAR/4/Suppl.1[17]

 

 

Morocco

Paper in rolls and paper in reams

09/06/2015

G/SG/N/6/MAR/9

[n:10/06/2015]

 

 

 

 

Morocco

Wire rods and reinforcing bars

29/07/2015

G/SG/N/10/MAR/3/Suppl.2[18]

[n: 31/08/2015]

 

 

 

 

Philippines

Newsprint

02/10/2014[19]

G/SG/N/6/PHL/9/Suppl.3

[n: 27/11/2014]

 

(unclear)[20]

G/SG/N/10/PHL/8

 

 

Philippines

Steel Angle Bars

20/10/2014

G/SG/N/6/PHL/7/Suppl.2[21]

[n: 28/11/2014 ]

 

(unclear)[22]

G/SG/N/10/PHL/6/Suppl.3

 

 

Philippines

Galvanized Iron and Pre-Painted Sheets and Coils

27/09/2013

G/SG/N/6/PHL/10

[n: 9/10/2013]

 

 

02/02/2015

G/SG/N/9/PHL/2

 

Russian Federation

Pipes and Tubes of Stainless Steel

n.a.[23]

G/SG/N/6/RUS/4

[n: 24/10/2014 ]

 

22/09/2012

G/SG/N/10/RUS/3

 

(See document G/SG/N/10/RUS/3)

Thailand

Hot rolled steel flat products (original)

27/11/2012

G/SG/N/6/THA/2

[n: 30/11/2012]

 

 

G/SG/N/10/THA/2/Suppl.1[24]

 

 

Thailand

Hot rolled steel flat products (extension)

17/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/THA/2/Suppl.1[25]

[n: 24/07/2015]

 

 

 

 

Thailand

Non Alloy Hot Rolled Steel Flat Products In Coils And Not In Coils

30/01/2014

G/SG/N/6/THA/4

[n: 31/01/2014]

 

24/12/2014

G/SG/N/10/THA/3

 

 

Tunisia

Ceramic tiles

14/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/TUN/5

[n: 29/07/2015]

 

 

 

 

Turkey

Porcelain and ceramic tableware, kitchenware

25/04/2015

G/SG/N/6/TUR/21

[n: 28/04/2015]

 

 

 

 

Turkey

Wallpaper and similar wallcoverings

12/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUR/20

[12/12/2014]

 

(unclear)[26]

G/SG/N/10/TUR/15

 

 

Turkey

Transmission Apparatus Incorporating Reception Apparatus (Cellular) Portable Telephone

5/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUR/19

[n: 5/12/2014 ]

 

 

 

 

Ukraine

Flexible porous plates, blocks and sheets of polyurethane foams

07/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/UKR/11

[n: 15/07/2015]

 

 

 

 

Ukraine

Motor Cars

02/07/2011

G/SG/N/6/UKR/9

[n: 13/07/2011]

 

G/SG/N/10/UKR/3/Suppl.3[27]

 

 

Ukraine

Casing and Pump-Compressor Seamless Steel Pipes

01/09/2007

G/SG/N/6/UKR/1

[n: 30/07/2008]

 

 

01/04/2015

G/SG/N/14/UKR/1/Suppl.3

and Suppl.4[28]

 

 

Viet Nam

Monosodium glutamate

01/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/VNM/3

[n: 04/09/2015]

 

 

 

 

Zambia

Flat–Rolled Products of Iron, Non–Alloy Steel, Trailers and Semi-Trailers

10/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/ZMB/1

[n: 05/10/2015]

10/07/2015

G/SG/N/7/ZMB/1

 

 

 

 


ANNEX 3

SUMMARY OF ACTIVE SAFEGUARD INVESTIGATIONS AND /

OR EXISTING SAFEGUARD MEASURES AS

OF 25 OCTOBER 2015[29]

Member & Investigation

Initiation date

Effective date of provisional measure, if any[30]

Effective date and type of definitive measure, if any[31]

Note[32]

Armenia

Harvesters and modules thereof

n.a.

G/SG/N/6/ARM/1

 

(see notification below)

quota

G/SG/N/10/ARM/1

 

Tableware and kitchenware of porcelain

n.a.

G/SG/N/6/ARM/2

 

(see notification below)

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/ARM/2

 

Chile

Steel wire rod

05/10/2015

G/SG/N/6/CHL/16

06/10/2015

G/SG/N/7/CHL/12/

Suppl.1

 

 

Costa Rica

Pounded rice (2)

11/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/CRI/3

 

 

19/02/2015

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/CRI/1

 

Ecuador

Wood and bamboo flooring

28/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/ECU/9

 

04/11/2014

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/ECU/5

 

Egypt

Steel rebar

14/10/2014

G/SG/N/6/EGY/10

 

(unclear)[33]

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/EGY/7

 

White sugar

16/04/2015

G/SG/N/6/EGY/12

 

 

 

Automotive batteries

15/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/EGY/11

 

 

 

India

Seamless pipes, tubes and hollow profiles

22/04/2013

G/SG/N/6/IND/32

 

13/08/2014

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IND/16 and

G/SG/N/10/IND/16/Suppl.1

 

Sodium citrate

04/03/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/36

 

September/2014[34]

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IND/18

 

Saturated fatty alcohols

13/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/IND/34

 

28/08/ 2014

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IND/17/Suppl.1 and Suppl.2

 

Hot-rolled flat products of non-alloy and other alloy steel in coils of a width of 600 mm or more

07/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/IND/41

14/09/2015

G/SG/N/7/IND/10/

Suppl.1

 

 

Indonesia

Cotton yarn

25/06/2010

G/SG/N/6/IDN/11

 

06/06/2011

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/4/Suppl.2

Extended

Articles of iron or steel wire (HS7326.20.90)

22/08/2011

G/SG/N/6/IDN/15

 

20/11/2012

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/11/Suppl.1

 

Seamless pipe casing and tubing

20/01/2012

G/SG/N/6/IDN/17

 

06/08/2013

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/14 and Suppl.1

 

Flat-rolled product of iron or non-alloy steel

19/12/2012

G/SG/N/6/IDN/22

 

22/07/2014

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/16 and

G/SG/N/10/IDN/16/Suppl.1

 

Coated paper and paperboard

20/06/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/26 and Suppl.1

 

07/09/2015

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/19/Suppl.1

 

I and H sections of other alloy steel

12/02/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/25

and Suppl.1

 

21/01/2015

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/17/Suppl.1

 

Bars and rods

 

17/01/2014

G/SG/N/6/IDN/24

and Suppl.1

 

17/08/2015

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/IDN/18/Suppl.1

 

Dextrose monohydrate

14/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/IDN/27

 

 

 

Jordan

Bars and rods of iron or steel

04/04/2012

G/SG/N/6/JOR/16

 

16/06/2013

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/JOR/8 and Suppl.1

 

Writing and printing papers size A4

28/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/JOR/17

 

 

(unclear)[35]

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/JOR/9

 

Kyrgyz Republic

Poultry eggs

15/10/2010

G/SG/N/6/KGZ/3

 

 

Needs clarification

Wheat flour

02/07/2013

G/SG/N/6/KGZ/4

 

Date unclear[36]

Specific duty[37]

G/SG/N/10/KGZ/2/Suppl.1

 

Malaysia

Hot-rolled steel plate

18/08/2014

G/SG/N/6/MYS/2

 

02/07/2015

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/MYS/1

 

Hot-rolled coils

11/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/MYS/3

 

 

 

Morocco

Wire rods and reinforcing bars

25/09/2012

G/SG/N/6/MAR/7

 

07/04/2014[38]

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/MAR/3 and Suppl.1

May be extended[39]

Cold rolled sheets and plated or coated sheets

11/06/2014

G/SG/N/6/MAR/8

 

(unclear)[40]

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/MAR/4

 

Paper in rolls and paper in reams

09/06/2015

G/SG/N/6/MAR/9

 

 

 

Philippines

Newsprint

20/09/2013

G/SG/N/6/PHL/9

 

(unclear)[41]

G/SG/N/10/PHL/8

 

Testliner

16/11/2009

G/SG/N/6/PHL/8

 

22/07/2011

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/PHL/7

Extended

Steel angle bars

11/08/2008

G/SG/N/6/PHL/7

 

August/2009

G/SG/N/10/PHL/6

Extended

Russian Federation

Combine-harvesters

06/07/2012

G/SG/N/6/RUS/1

 

01/01/2014

quota

G/SG/N/10/RUS/1 and Suppl.1 & Suppl.2

 

Tableware

03/09/2012

G/SG/N/6/RUS/2

 

29/09/2013

Specific duty

G/SG/N/10/RUS/2 and Suppl.1

 

South Africa

Frozen potato chips (2)

08/03/2013

G/SG/N/6/ZAF/3

 

25/07/2014

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/ZAF/2 and

G/SG/N/10/ZAF/2/Suppl.1

 

Thailand

Glass block

16/12/2010

G/SG/N/6/THA/1

 

18/08/2011

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/THA/1/Suppl.1

Extended

Hot rolled steel flat products

17/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/THA/2/

Suppl.1

 

15/09/2013

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/THA/2)

 

 

Non alloy hot rolled steel products

 

30/01/2014

G/SG/N/6/THA/4

 

 

24/12/2014

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/THA/3

 

Tunisia

Fibreboard of wood (MDF)

 

30/09/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUN/3

 

 

 

Glass bottles

 

30/09/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUN/4

 

 

 

Ceramic tiles

14/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/TUN/5

 

 

 

Turkey

Certain electrical appliances

19/12/2007

G/SG/N/6/TUR/13

 

01/11/2008

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/TUR/10

Extended

Spectacle frames

11/02/2007

G/SG/N/6/TUR/11

 

01/02/2008

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/TUR/8

Extended

Travel goods

05/06/2007

G/SG/N/6/TUR/12

 

13/03/2008

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/TUR/9

Extended

Polyethylene terephthalate

28/02/2011

G/SG/N/6/TUR/16

 

June 2011

variable duty

G/SG/N/10/TUR/13

Extended

 

Terephthalic acid

08/01/2013

G/SG/N/6/TUR/17

 

14/08/2014[42]

variable duty and tariff quota

G/SG/N/10/TUR/14

 

Printing, writing and copying paper

21/06/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUR/18

 

 

 

Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus (cellular) portable telephone

5/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUR/19

 

 

 

Wallpaper and similar wallcoverings

12/12/2014

G/SG/N/6/TUR/20

 

(unclear)[43]

specific duty

G/SG/N/10/TUR/15

 

Porcelain and ceramic tableware, kitchenware

25/04/2015

G/SG/N/6/TUR/21

 

 

 

Ukraine

Casing and pump-compressor seamless steel pipes

01/09/2007

G/SG/N/6/UKR/1

 

01/10/2008

Quota

G/SG/N/10/UKR/1

Extended

 

Tableware and kitchenware of porcelain

21/05/2013

G/SG/N/6/UKR/10

 

23/05/2014

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/UKR/4/Suppl.1

 

Flexible porous plates, blocks and sheets of polyurethane foams

07/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/UKR/11

 

 

 

Viet Nam

Vegetable oil

26/12/2012

G/SG/N/6/VNM/2

 

September 2013

Ad valorem duty

G/SG/N/10/VNM/1

 

Monosodium glutamate

01/09/2015

G/SG/N/6/VNM/3

 

 

 

Zambia

Flat–rolled products of iron, non–alloy steel, trailers and semi-trailers

10/07/2015

G/SG/N/6/ZMB/1

10/07/2015

G/SG/N/7/ZMB/1

 

 

Notes:

1. The delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic informed the Secretariat on 7 July 2015 that its investigation on white sugar (G/SG/N/6/KGZ/1) was terminated with no measure imposed. In light of this information, this item has been deleted from Annex 3.

2. The delegation of the Russian Federation informed the Secretariat on 21 September 2015 of certain safeguard investigations and measures which existed on the date of the accession of the Russian Federation to the WTO, currently expired or terminated, specifically measures on imports of pipes of stainless steel (expired on 1 December 2014), certain tableware of stainless steel (expired on 26 December 2012), certain fasteners (expired on 17 March 2014), activated carbon (expired on 7 September 2014), caramel (expired on 7 July 2014) and investigation on imports of graphite electrodes (terminated on 30 August 2012). This information submitted by Russia is available to the WTO Members upon request.[44]

 

3. The delegation of the Russian Federation informed the Secretariat on 22 October 2015 that its investigation on woven fabric (G/SG/N/6/RUS/3) was terminated with no measure imposed. In light of this information, this item has been deleted from Annex 3.

 

4. At the meeting of 26 October 2015, the delegation of India clarified that the investigation on methyl acetoacetate was terminated with no measure imposed. In light of this information, this item has been deleted from Annex 3. At the same meeting, the delegation of Ukraine clarified that the measure on motor cars was terminated on 30 September 2015. In light of this information, this item has also been deleted from Annex 3.

 

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[1] Member states of the European Union are not indicated individually in this table, and are counted as 1 under the entry "European Union" for the purpose of this table. 

[2] Notifications indicated in bold italics are those notified during this period. Dates indicated in this table are dates of the actual initiation, taking of the measure etc. Dates shown between [] starting with an "n" are the dates when the initiation notifications were submitted. For multiple-symbolled documents, only the relevant symbols are indicated in each box. Corrigenda are not indicated in this table.

[3] In order to put the information into context, this column includes notifications received before the period covered. When a measure has been extended, the initiation date of either the original investigation or the extension investigation is indicated, depending on the context. For other columns, if none of the notification submitted during the covered period is relevant to the timing of the measure, no date is indicated above those notifications. 

[4] This column only indicates information on expiration or termination which the relevant Member notified as such in writing.

[5] The Treaty of Accession of the Republic of Armenia to the Eurasian Economic Union was signed on 10 October 2014.

[6] "The measure will come into effect on the day following the expiry of the 30 calendar days accorded to WTO Member countries having a substantial interest as exporters of the product concerned to hold prior consultations. These consultations will begin on the next working day following the notification to the WTO Committee on Safeguards."

[7] The notification submitted on 20 October 2014 states "within the next few days".

[8] This is a notification regarding finding of serious injury.

[9] "Proposed to enter into force with the publication of the decree."

[10] This notification submitted on 15 April 2015 foreshadowed the initiation of 16 April 2015.

[11] "Proposed to enter into force with the publication of the decree."

[12] "Proposal" signifies that the notification concerns a proposal/recommendation to impose a measure. 

[13] This notification concerns the amended list of developing countries excluded from the measure.

[14] "Date of publishing the decision of the Council of Ministers."

[15] "Will enter into force on the date of publication … of the joint order imposing the measure."

[16] "Date of publication … of the joint order imposing the measure."

[17] This concerns an amendment of the "description of the products subject to the investigation".

[18] This notification concerns an initiation of an investigation to determine whether or not to extend an existing measure.

[19] The notification informs that this is the date when the Philippine Tariff Commission initiated the "formal investigation".

[20] "[U]pon issuance of the relevant Customs Memorandum Order … or 15 days after the publication of the DTI Order."

[21] This notification concerns an initiation of an investigation to determine whether or not to extend an existing measure.

[22] "[U]pon issuance of the relevant Memorandum Order … or 15 days after the publication of the DTI Order-"

[23] See notification.

[24] This notification concerns amendment of certain aspects of the measure imposed on 15 September 2013.

[25] This notification concerns an initiation of an investigation to determine whether or not to extend an existing measure.

[26] "The date of introduction of the measure will be provided in the Decision of the Council of Ministers which will be the published after all legal procedures are completed."

[27] This notification concerns amendment of certain aspects of the measure imposed on 2012.

[28] These notifications concern the extension of an existing measure.

[29] Measures the durations of which (as stipulated in the notification) have passed are deleted from this table. For measures that have been extended, the original initiation dates and the imposition dates are indicated for the purpose of this table.

[30] Only those provisional measures that are in force as of 25 October 2015 are included in this table.

[31] Notifications that are identified as "proposal" in Annex 2 are not indicated in this column.

[32] "Extended" in this column indicates that the measure was extended once or more.

[33] "Proposed to enter into force with the publication of the decree."

[34] The exact date is unclear. G/SG/N/10/IND/18 is a proposal to apply the measure.

[35] "Date of publishing the decision of the Council of Ministers."

[36] This measure will remain in force until 22 July 2017. (See G/SG/Q2/KGZ/2.)

[37] See G/SG/Q2/KGZ/2.

[38] This is the date of the notification.

[39] See G/SG/N/10/MAR/3/Suppl.2.

[40] "Date of publication … of the joint order imposing the measure."

[41] "[U]pon issuance of the relevant Customs Memorandum Order … or 15 days after the publication of the DTI Order."

[42] The delegation of Turkey clarified at the October Committee meeting that this was the date of the imposition of the measure proposed in document G/SG/N/10/TUR/14. 

[43] "The date of introduction of the measure will be provided in the Decision of the Council of Ministers which will be the published after all legal procedures are completed."

[44] To consult this document, please contact Ms Budd (hilary.budd@wto.org) or Ms Richards (anne.richards@wto.org) of the Rules Division.