In the notification, Turkey indicated the following:
“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. […] The interested parties are required to fill out the Online Questionnaire for the Interested Party (online questionnaire) by logging into http://ithkorunma.ekonomi.gov.tr webpage with the username and password provided by the investigating authority, within the period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation. […]
The address of the investigating authority for correspondence is:
Ministry of Economy
Directorate General for Imports, Department of Safeguards
Söğütözü Mah. 2176. Sk. No: 63 06530 Çankaya/Ankara/TURKEY
Tel: +90 312 204 99 42 / +90 312 204 99 43
Fax: +90 312 212 87 65 / +90 312 212 87 11
This notification also stated the following:
“Consistent with Article 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, Turkey is prepared to consult on the provisional safeguard measure with those Members having a substantial interest as exporters of the product concerned.”The notification is available in G/SG/N/6/TUR/22 - G/SG/N/7/TUR/12 - G/SG/N/11/TUR/21
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.