In the notification, Ecuador indicated, inter alia, that:
- Interested parties must present themselves before the Investigating Authority, and justify their status as such, within 30 days from the date of initiation of the investigation.
- The Investigating Authority will receive information related to the investigation up to sixty days after the initiation of the investigation.
The contact point is as follows:
Coordinación de Defensa Comercial — Autoridad Investigadora
Subsecretaría de Defensa Comercial y Normatividad
Ministerio de Comercio Exterior del Ecuador
Av. De los Shyris N34-152 y Holanda, Edificio Shyris Center — Tercer Piso
Tel: (593 2) 393 5460 Ext. 301.
Correspondence should by preference be by email:
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/ECU/9.
What is a safeguard investigation?
A safeguard investigation seeks to determine whether increased imports of a product are causing, or is threatening to cause, serious injury to a domestic industry.
During a safeguard investigation, importers, exporters and other interested parties may present evidence and views and respond to the presentations of other parties.
A WTO member may take a safeguard action (i.e. restrict imports of a product temporarily) only if the increased imports of the product are found to be causing, or threatening to cause, serious injury.