In the notification Colombia indicated, among other things, as follows (provisional translation):
“Deadlines and the procedure for importers, exporters and other interested parties to submit evidence and express their views
On 16 April 2019 the Directorate of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism announced to the parties interested in the investigation, through the newspapers of national circulation El Nuevo Siglo and La Republica, to express their views duly substantiated and to provide the Directorate of Foreign Trade the evidence and documents that they consider pertinent, which must be presented within a period of thirty (30) working days counted from the working day following the date of publication of the announcement.
Additionally, on 16 April 2019, the Commercial Practice Subdirectorate sent communications to the interested parties, informing them of the opening of the investigation and requesting the completion of questionnaires, which must be returned within a period of thirty (30) working days, counted from the working day following the date of the issuance of the communication.
These questionnaires can be downloaded from the following electronic address.
Regarding the public hearing, the date and place have not been set. This information will be made known to the interested parties through communications and the website of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism."
Contact point is:
” Subdirección de Prácticas Comerciales.
Calle 28 No 13A -15 Piso 16.
Teléfono: (571) 6067676 Extensiones: 2225 y 1694
Fax: (571) 6069944
Correos Electrónicos: [email protected] y [email protected] "
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/COL/8.
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.