SAFEGUARD MEASURES

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In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows:

“The contact point for the investigation and the preferred means for corresponding

For official registration of correspondence: Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine; M. Hrushevskogo str. 12/2, Kyiv, 01008; Phone: +38044 253-93-94, +38044 253-74-69, +38044 253-63-71; Fax: +38044 226-31-81; e-mail: [email protected]

Investigation authority: Phone: +38044 596-67-48, e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

Deadlines and procedures for importers, exporters and other interested parties to present evidence

Notice of the Decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for International Trade of 22 May 2020 No. SP – 449/2020/4411-03 is published in the official newspaper “Uryadovuy Courier” of 28 May 2020, No. 100 (https://cutt.ly/Py2kb4P).

Within 30 days from the notice publication the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine carries out registration of interested parties and considers the requirements for conducting of hearings. In investigation initiation enquiry it is necessary to indicate: name, juridical address, fax and telephone number, e-mail and name of contact person, type of activity (producer, importer, exporter etc.). The recommended form for a request for registration as an interested party of an investigation is provided in the annex to the notice of the Decision.”

Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/UKR/18.

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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