In the notification Madagascar indicated, among other things, that:
All interested persons shall have 30 days from the date of initiation of the investigation to make themselves known as interested parties to the investigating authority, Autorité Nationale Chargée des Mesures Correctives Commerciales (ANMCC). Any information or comments that interested parties may wish to submit to the ANMCC, and requests for questionnaires, should be submitted in writing to the address below within a period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation. The ANMCC may organize public hearings, either at the request of interested parties or ex officio, to enable interested parties to defend their interests.
Replies to questionnaires and any relevant information to be submitted to the ANMCC must be sent to the ANMCC within a period of 30 Madagascan working days after the initiation of the investigation.
The ANMCC will hold a public hearing with interested parties on February 8, 2019. Interested parties must express their interest in participating in the public hearing. Written submissions from interested parties must be presented no later than ten days before the public hearing.
Monsieur Le Directeur Général de l'ANMCC
Enceinte Ex conquête Antanimena BP: 7653
Tél: +261 34 05 441 41
101 — ANTANANARIVO — MADAGASCAR
Any correspondence concerning this investigation must be sent to the above address.
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/MDG/3.
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.