In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows:
"Notice of the Decision of the Interdepartmental Commission of Foreign Trade of 07 February 2020 No. SP 436/2020/4411-03 is published in 'Uryadovuy Courier' as of 11 February 2020, No 26 (https://cutt.ly/drNeGan).
Within 20 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 of request for registration as an interested party of an investigation is provided in the annex to the notice."
The notification is available in G/SG/N/6/UKR/16.
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.