In the notification, Egypt indicated as follows:
“Interested parties must make themselves known to the Investigating Authority within a period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation.
Any information, which the interested parties may wish to submit to the Investigating Authority, should be submitted in writing; and any request for a hearing should be submitted within 30 days following the initiation of the investigation.
The Address of the Competent Authority for Correspondence:
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small & Medium Enterprises
Trade Agreements and Foreign Trade Sector
(Antidumping Subsidy and Safeguard Department)
El Maleya Towers — Tower No. 6 — 9th floor
Extension of Ramses St. — Naser City — Cairo
Tel: (202) 23422479
Fax: (202) 23420784
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/EGY/11.
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.