The notification further indicates, among other things, as follows (provisional translation):

"i) Known Interested Parties within the File

The parties are granted a period of 30 days from the notification of the Resolution to present written allegations and any discharge document they deem relevant. Within this period, duly identified interested parties must appear and indicate means to receive notifications.

ii) Interested parties in the investigation

It is granted to all who consider themselves interested in the investigation, a period of 30 days from the publication of the Resolution of initiation in the Diario de Centro América (official newspaper of the Republic of Guatemala) to appear before the Investigating Authority of Guatemala and demonstrate its direct interest and necessary requirements to be able to be taken as a Party within the investigation.
[…] "

Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/GTM/1.


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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