In the notification India indicated, among other things, as follows:
“All interested parties have been requested to make their views known within a period of 30 days from the date of the notice issued (i.e. 16 September 2022) to the Designated Authority on email addresses [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected].
All known interested parties have been addressed separately. It may be noted that in terms of explanation of the said Rule, the notice calling for information and other documents shall be deemed to have been received within one week from the date on which it was sent by the Authority or transmitted to the appropriate diplomatic representative of the exporting country.”
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/IND/48.
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.