In the notification Egypt indicated, among other things, as follows:
“Interested parties must make themselves known to the investigating authority within a period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation.
Any information which the interested parties may wish to submit in writing and any request for a hearing before the investigating authority that they may wish to put forward should be submitted within 30 days following the initiation of this investigation.
The address of the competent authority for correspondence is:
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Trade Remedies Sector
Mr. Ibrahim El Seginy
El Maleya Towers — Tower No. 6 — 9th floor
Extension of Ramses St. — Naser City — Cairo
Tel : (202) 23422479
Fax : (202) 23420784
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/EGY/15.
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.