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.

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