A PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE A SAFEGUARD MEASURE
BY INDONESIA ON IMPORTS OF CIGARETTE PAPER
REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 12.3
OF THE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS
The following communication, dated and received 12 March 2021, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Viet Nam.
On 5 March 2021, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia ("Indonesia") notified the WTO Committee on Safeguards pursuant to Article 12.1(b) of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards ("Safeguards Agreement") its finding serious injury or threat thereof, to the domestic industries producing "Cigarette Paper" and a notification of proposed safeguard measures.
In the notification, Viet Nam was identified as a major exporting Member of the product involved. Thus, having a substantial interest as an exporter in this case, Viet Nam requests consultations with the Indonesia under paragraph 3 of Article 12 of the Agreement on Safeguards.
The aim of the consultations is, inter alia, to exchange views and seek clarification regarding the proposed measures and reaching an understanding on ways to achieve the objectives set out in Article 8.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards.
Viet Nam looks forward to a prompt reply by the Indonesia in order to set a mutually convenient date and venue for these consultations.
Viet Nam reserves all its rights under the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization and its Annexes including the Agreement on Safeguards.