NOTIFICATION UNDER ARTICLE 12.1(A) OF THE AGREEMENT ON
SAFEGUARDS ON INITIATION OF AN INVESTIGATION AND
THE REASONS FOR IT
(Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthethic and artificial staple fibres)
The following communication, dated 20 September 2019, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Indonesia.
Pursuant to Article 12.1(a) of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards, the Republic of Indonesia hereby wishes to notify the Committee on Safeguards that the Indonesian Safeguards Committee (Komite Pengamanan Perdagangan Indonesia/KPPI), hereinafter referred as "the Investigating Authority", has initiated a safeguard investigation on the imports of the product under investigation.
On 12 September 2019, an application for a safeguard measures was received by the Investigating Authority from Indonesia Textile Association/Asosiasi Pertekstilan Indonesia (API) hereinafter referred as"the Applicant", against importation of the product under investigation. After examining the properly documented application, the Investigating Authority concluded that there was a sufficient evidence to justify the initiation of a safeguard investigation.