In the notification, Turkey indicated as follows:

“Those who fill out and send 'Application Form for the Interested Party' (application form) to the competent authority within the period of 20 days after the promulgation of the related Communiqué are accepted as interested parties in the investigation.”


“Interested parties may state, in the application form, their request to be heard by the investigating authority. The date and venue of the hearing and other information regarding the investigation will also be announced internet address cited in Article 3”.

The address of the investigating authority for correspondence is:

Ministry of Economy
Directorate General for Imports, Department of Safeguards
Inonu Bul. No:36 06510 Emek/Ankara/TURKEY
Tel: +90 312 2047703/2047531
Fax: +90 312 212 87 65
URL: http://www.tpsa.gov.tr/index.cfm?sayfa=77C5CD43-D8D3-8566-45207C1F2F2CFA49
E-mail: [email protected]

Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/TUR/18.

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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