European Union – Proposed modification of a
measure on imports of Certain steel products
Request for consultations under Article 12.3
of the Agreement on Safeguards
The following communication, dated 6 November 2020, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Switzerland.
On 30 October 2020, the European Union submitted to the WTO Committee on Safeguards a notification pursuant to Article 12 of the Agreement on Safeguards concerning a proposal to adapt the TRQs under the safeguard measures on certain steel products to the Withdrawal of United Kingdom from the EU customs territory as of 1 January 2021 (G/SG/N/10/EU/1/Suppl.9 - G/SG/N/11/EU/1/Suppl.6).
Having a substantial interest, Switzerland requests consultations with the European Union under Article 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards, with a view to, inter alia, reviewing the information provided under Article 12.2 of the Agreement on Safeguards and exchanging views on the proposed adaptation of the measures.
Switzerland would like to propose that the consultations mentioned above take place virtually via Cisco Webex or Skype meetings on 11 November (preferably at 10 a.m.) or 12 November 2020 (preferably at 9 a.m.) and looks forward to receiving the European Union's response to this request.
Switzerland reserves all its rights under the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and its Annexes, including the Agreement on Safeguards.