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

Address for correspondence: Ministry of Economy 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; email: meconomy@me.gov.ua
Information Contact Point: phone: +38044 596 68 04, 596 67 43; email: tradedefence@me.gov.ua, zaiets@me.gov.ua

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

Notice of the Decision of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade No. SP – 493/2021/4411 03 of 19.05.2021 is published in the official newspaper “Uryadoviy Courier” No. 100 of May 27, 2021 (https://cutt.ly/rni4iyq).

Within 30 days from the notice publication the Ministry of Economy 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, email 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/21.

 

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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