In the notification, Jordan indicated as follows:
“4. Point of contact for the investigation:
Eng. Hassan Al-Omari
Director of the National Production Protection Directorate (NPPD)
Fax: +962 6 5685116
Tel: + 962 6 5629030 ext. 101
5. Deadlines and procedures for importers, exporters and other interested parties to present evidence and their view:
(i) Deadlines and procedures for Members and exporters to identify themselves as interested parties, if so required, to participate in the investigation:
— Deadline for the identification of the interested parties: 18 September 2014.
— Deadline for providing written statements, information, etc. to NPPD: 27 October 2014.
(ii)The date of an intended public hearing as provided for in Article 3.1
According to the Jordanian legislation, public hearing will be held upon the request of any of the interested parties and all the parties will be informed and invited to participate. ”
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/JOR/17.
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.